You may only be able to watch movies through streaming soon - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 Old 02-17-2019, 07:48 AM - Thread Starter
AVS Forum Special Member
 
andyross63's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Aurora, IL
Posts: 3,376
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 338 Post(s)
Liked: 128
You may only be able to watch movies through streaming soon

Quote:
After introducing the industry’s first Blu-ray player 13 years ago, Samsung has confirmed that they are exiting the market in the U.S. and won’t be releasing any new Blu-ray hardware in the near future.
https://www.techspot.com/news/78793-...y-players.html
andyross63 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 Old 02-17-2019, 11:59 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
mailiang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Springsteen Country
Posts: 8,646
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1196 Post(s)
Liked: 773
Quote:
Originally Posted by andyross63 View Post
The sad part is, DVD's still out sell BD's by a wide margin. Picture and sound quality is not a priority for most consumers.


Ian

The best way to succeed in life is to act on the advice you give to others

mailiang is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 02-18-2019, 10:03 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
Mr.G's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sconi
Posts: 6,488
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1355 Post(s)
Liked: 1878
Quote:
Originally Posted by mailiang View Post
The sad part is, DVD's still out sell BD's by a wide margin. Picture and sound quality is not a priority for most consumers.

Ian
Sadly true. In most cases HD streaming is an improvement to 480i DVD's. For most non-discriminating consumers that is good enough.

All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten Movies
Mr.G is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 6 Old 02-19-2019, 03:58 AM
Moderator
Moderator
 
PooperScooper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Leominster MA
Posts: 22,581
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 481 Post(s)
Liked: 14364
Quote:
Originally Posted by mailiang View Post
The sad part is, DVD's still out sell BD's by a wide margin. Picture and sound quality is not a priority for most consumers.


Ian
And from where I sit, they don't care that much about content, too.

Not surprised about Samsung doing this. Besides the streaming and DVDs still out selling BDs/UHDs, their finanicials have been taking a hit and they may be trimming loss leaders/low revenue products.

Make me grow brainiac fingers, but with more hair!

Last edited by PooperScooper; 02-19-2019 at 04:05 AM.
PooperScooper is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 02-19-2019, 04:20 AM
Senior Member
 
Dargent0628's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 442
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 239 Post(s)
Liked: 134
Have to agree that the vast majority don't care or simply don't notice the crappy quality of most streamed content, regardless if it's labelled "HD" or "UHD". The crushed blacks, artifacts and macroblocking from Netflix, Prime and Hulu, and all the tv streaming services (I've tried them all--I stuck with PSVue for the interface) are just awful.

Are you distinguishing between streaming services and digital copies played through (name your service...)? The few digital copies I've purchased look ok.
Dargent0628 is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 02-19-2019, 11:56 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
Brian Conrad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Martinez, CA, USA
Posts: 8,263
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2415 Post(s)
Liked: 2046
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dargent0628 View Post
Have to agree that the vast majority don't care or simply don't notice the crappy quality of most streamed content, regardless if it's labelled "HD" or "UHD". The crushed blacks, artifacts and macroblocking from Netflix, Prime and Hulu, and all the tv streaming services (I've tried them all--I stuck with PSVue for the interface) are just awful.

Are you distinguishing between streaming services and digital copies played through (name your service...)? The few digital copies I've purchased look ok.
I think that depends on how the content is shot. You might not notice much when watching a "The Blacklist" episode in 4K because it is shot more for small screens TV style. Also note that when watching 4K which has eye popping outdoor scenes close-ups of actors may be softened which makes me think they don't want every pore showing and have it in their contracts. You would probably see the same on a UHD disc.


Compression is getting really good and I have been recently playing with one of the optimized AV1 encoders. When going to play the file I noticed that not only VLC could play it but being on Windows 10 it the file had a Windows Media Player icon and indeed Media Player could play it. And that was with a software decoder and the file was 4K.


The general public will probably not notice the artifacts that those of us who have been working with video for years and I'm finding unbelievably good encodes at low bitrates as low as 6 Mbps.
Brian Conrad is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply Video Download Services & Hardware

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off