FYI, the comparision of Rec. 709 and Rec. 2020. Both use D65 white. Imagine at 12-bit depth.
Edited by Cam Man - 9/12/13 at 10:36am
For those bragging about Blu-ray sales...
The Blu-ray gains were largely offset by declining sales of standard DVDs, though; when DVD and Blu-ray sales are combined, the total spending on physical discs was up only 2 percent in the quarter.
Streaming was up roughly 51%. Of course as more hardware supports Blu-ray it will eat into DVD sales. Not adding revenues rather replacing them at best. Heck I think at times my local Fry's sells them for less. On their site there is over 500 Blu-rays at $6.99 or less (20,000 DVDs versus 6,000 Blu-rays)... many at a buck or two. If demand was there I'm guessing this pricing wouldn't be.
This is one of my issues. Blu-ray hasn't come close to replacing DVDs (yet) and you expect another change to makes things better. It just causes more confusion to a large degree. Perhaps even hurting the current adoption rate. Again what is the demand for 3D versus UHD? I can almost count the number of 3D titles they have in my head.
Sure, who doesn't want a better format... I think everyone does. But to say streaming isn't taking over the world and up to now Blu-ray has been a success (on a mainstream level) pretty much requires blue colored glasses.
Since I only watch a movie once , rarely twice, I depend on Netflix for my HD fix, streaming VQ is noticebly lacking on my 120x51 screen in comparison, and streaming dosen't include the lossless audio which is also noticebly less alive on my 11.2 speaker array. The sooner the UHD BR gets released the sooner NF will begin carrying them, which can't be too soon for me, and give me an excuse to get the new Sony 4K 500ES projector.
I'd love to see a download to server like the new sony is offering for its 4K TVs, if it had a rental option. The download could have the same VQ and lossless audio as the disc. It may not be instantaneously viewable but the short wait beats trips to RB or waiting for the next mail delivery of NF.