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I think they should keep making discs.

I'll keep buying them.

Would be nice if UHD became as ubiquitous as Blu Ray or big daddy DVD.

I did try to go "all in" with iTunes but after watching a UHDBD I realized iTunes quality is not as good. Also, iTunes is fairly reliable but still someone is always posting about movies going away though it's usually temporary. Christine for example, the 4K version disappeared for six weeks and then re-appeared. Fun? no.
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I think they should keep making discs.

I'll keep buying them.

Would be nice if UHD became as ubiquitous as Blu Ray or big daddy DVD.

I did try to go "all in" with iTunes but after watching a UHDBD I realized iTunes quality is not as good. Also, iTunes is fairly reliable but still someone is always posting about movies going away though it's usually temporary. Christine for example, the 4K version disappeared for six weeks and then re-appeared. Fun? no.
Streaming is good for rentals but for purchase I prefer the disc. Now if a streaming version of a film cost a lot less (and I mean a lot less) I might consider a non-disc copy or if the digital version has all the extras that come on the disc then it's worth the price. Digital only releases are different, there are a few films that never even got a dvd release.

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I think they should keep making discs.

I'll keep buying them.

Would be nice if UHD became as ubiquitous as Blu Ray or big daddy DVD.

I did try to go "all in" with iTunes but after watching a UHDBD I realized iTunes quality is not as good. Also, iTunes is fairly reliable but still someone is always posting about movies going away though it's usually temporary. Christine for example, the 4K version disappeared for six weeks and then re-appeared. Fun? no.
Streaming is good for rentals but for purchase I prefer the disc. Now if a streaming version of a film cost a lot less (and I mean a lot less) I might consider a non-disc copy or if the digital version has all the extras that come on the disc then it's worth the price. Digital only releases are different, there are a few films that never even got a dvd release.
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I totally agree with you.

If I redeem a code from a disc purchase I consider the steaming version free. So, if it goes from 4K to HD and back to 4K or if it disappears for a while because its in rotation with HBO then I don't even care. I'm very easy going with free stuff.

I've decided to stop buying online versions of movies and hopefully Physical copies remain an option.

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Here is a quote from Chris Chinnock, executive director of the 8K Association:
“The Blu-ray Disc Association is not looking at 8K. Discussions could start again, but I see this as a low probability.”
There isn't much hope in that statement for a next-gen disc.

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http://www.insideci.co.uk/news/uhd-8...ay-format.aspx
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Here is a quote from Chris Chinnock, executive director of the 8K Association:
“The Blu-ray Disc Association is not looking at 8K. Discussions could start again, but I see this as a low probability.”
There isn't much hope in that statement for a next-gen disc.

Source:
http://www.insideci.co.uk/news/uhd-8...ay-format.aspx
It would take at a minimum massive sales of large 8k TVs and even then then there would be people saying "4K scaled up to 8K is good enough". 4Ks big improvement was HDR so you have to wonder what could be next...

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Probably not happy with UHD BD sales.
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There is also the fact that there is barely any 8K content. No where near enough to launch an entire new disc format for especially when discs are already on the way out.

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Maybe discs aren't on the way out. Vinyl came back. Nintendo, Atari, and Sega are selling old systems again because actually they can still be fun. Vintage is fun and so is stuff that works.

I hope some sort of format continues to exist for the person who wants a local copy.

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