Your opinion on Blu-Ray?

Started Feb 6, 2014 | Polls thread
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kelpdiver Senior Member • Posts: 2,619
Re: the longevity is appealing. standards rapidly evolving...
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Jim Cockfield wrote:

The Longevity is appealing.

But, with the huge number of standards and disc types, I'd be worried about players able to read that content years down the road (not only the hardware needed to read them, but drivers for the newer Operating Systems).

This is an absolute non issue.

How long ago did CDs come out?  Note how the blu-ray player plays them.  The 5" optical disk formats have succeeded because of this backward compatibility while the data density increased.  The LD was a temporary solution to low density of its time, too unwieldy to survive once DVDs could do it better.

The very cheap cost of manufacturing a DVD reader now ensures it's long term availability, just as you can still get a 3.5" floppy reader.

Long before it's difficult to read,, you'll know and be able to make other arrangements.  But I can't see that less than 30 years away.

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