Originally Posted by Cheddarhead
Even the 8K Association says that an 8K disk format is unlikely, https://www.homecinemachoice.com/con...8k-association
With 2K intermediates common for 4K releases and 4K about the best you can scan in analog media, read film, it's going to be a long time before that 4K UHD disk will be replaced by anything remotely comparable.
Streaming is a no go for a significant portion of the population what with limited bandwidth and bandwidth caps, many of us live where getting a 10/1 DSL connection is the best we can do, then that 10/1 connection goes to **** in the evening because everyone using the same CO all try to stream at the same time.
Hmmm... 5G mobile networks are already here (plus new phones are recording videos in 8k) so what do you think? Streaming of 8k HDR material is actually more possible (not to say probably) to happen than physical media
Video/Audio gear manufacturers wouldn't care, they just want to sell you "bigger/faster/better" every year anyways. How many potential $$$ is out there in mobile industry alone and how many hard core collectors is out there? You do know what makes the world go around do you?
Trust me I went down that lane many times before... yeah you feel "special" with your collection and it's nice to have a whole fancy package + booklet and everything but c'mon, how many times you actually take that booklet in your hand and read it? On the other hand I can press a button on my remote and get an "instant fix" in like 5 seconds. Mark my words, streaming is future and nothing will stop it
same goes to high end gaming... In couple of years we will play some "stadia x" in 8k 120hz+ without tweaking drivers, buying 1k $ gpu's, worrying about compatible cables, etc... It's just inevitable. Btw i'm not dissing collectors or anything just giving my personal opinion on particular subjects, that's it that's all.
P.s. Me personally I would always like to have "Planet earth/Baraka/Samsara" (+ fav movies ofc) grade material on physical media but as times goes by it will make no sense even with highest end gear owners.
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