Originally Posted by imagic
At the end of his article Scott Wilkinson says "But the convenience of streaming could well overcome the quality of discs in the mass market, leaving enthusiasts like us without a choice."
Seems to me that the premise ignores the reality that streaming keeps getting better as data rates go up while discs are stuck with the same storage limitations. There's no technical reason why streaming can't beat disc-based content, today and every day, aside from the bandwidth needed.
Long story short is technically it's discs that are limited in terms of quality (and length), not streaming.
This is the REAL truth going forward....streaming IS on the upward trajectory. I love my Phillips 7501 UHD player (and my OPPO 103 for BR/ CD transport to my Oppo Sonica DAC).
But it is SO NICE to just flip on DIRECTV for some stellar UHD TV broadcasting; ROKU/FIRE TV for UHD streaming, etc
Now when Netflix, Prime (and just not Vudu) implement ATMOS (DIRECTV already has that ability) for ALL devices- then, streaming will be the future.....I believe OPPO saw the handwriting....
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