Originally Posted by adidino
You would be hard pressed to find a TV that is not 1080p on the shelf. Regardless if the consumer needs 1080p or not.
That wasn't the question I asked
. I asked if I survey 100 consumers what should be different, what would be the percentage of them asking for higher than BD resolution? I think we both know the answer will be zero or negligible. How often would someone chase a business that has that kind of receptivity?
Did you know DVD came about because such a research was done and it pointed to high approval rating for consumers? Imagine telling them they don't have to rewind the tape, they will get surround sound, menus to choose chapters, etc? This is part of the problem btw. Warren and Toshiba made DVD *too* good
Yet 99% of every new movie today is released on DVD and BD by every major studio in the world.
And as I explained in the article
, the dynamics of the past do not determine the dynamics of the future as you see it. If you want to look at the history, you have to look at all of it.
BTW, another factor here: BDA has little power to influence the future of home video. What Apple wants to do counts 100X more than what BDA will want to do. In the amount of time it takes for BDA to have one meeting, Apple will release a new product with new business model and sell tens of millions of them.
Meanwhile, the install base for DVD far exceeds BD but the movies keep coming. Studio's continue to distribute BD titles even though only 22% of people that purchase a movie will buy the BD format. (excluding your wife of course).
Sure. There is no one here saying BD is dying. That is not the topic of this discussion. The topic is whether there is pressure to make it better. We agree consumers don't want anything better. And no one has explained why the studios would want it either when they already have that product. It is called BD!
As I have noted, the only market I see for such a product is for simultaneous release with theatrical at very high prices. Nothing you and I could easily afford