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Old 10-11-2009, 07:40 PM
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Old 10-11-2009, 09:20 PM
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studios don't use the 50gb they have, and would never fill up an even larger disc.
they are far too greedy.
we all know that.
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Old 10-12-2009, 02:04 AM
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studios don't use the 50gb they have, and would never fill up an even larger disc.
they are far too greedy.
we all know that.
Well, also, it's a business first. Most businesses want to go for the cheaper price-point, which is understandable. And, I believe, if discs went to 100GB, they would be paying 10+/- cents or so more per disc, which adds up.
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i'd love to see some 100gb's out there, though, to fit huge sets on 1-2 discs WITHOUT compression problems. to eliminate the need that is still out there for extras on a 2nd disc. it'd clear shelf room from going away from multi pack boxes, and one has to wonder cost of 2 bd50s vs 1 bd100, when taking away the extra cost of a 2 disc case instead of 1 (i know, same plastic, but popularity effects pricing as well, common use).
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I still remember during the format war the blu fanboys posting in smackdown about all these mythical 100, 200, 300 and whatever GB Blu-Ray discs. I always knew these would not be used by the studios and its nice to finally hear a BDA exec clear that up. The studios aren't interested in these discs regardless of player compatabilty because they like multi-disc sets. Consumers will cough up $40-60 for a season of a TV show on 3 or 4 discs. Make it one disc and suddenly people don't see the value.

Anything past 50GB will likely be used in professional data storage type applications. Backup solutions using large capacity BD discs would be very cool.
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Old 10-12-2009, 11:39 AM
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Damn, I was hoping for VGs or seasons of television taking advantage of it. Oh well, as it stands at the moment there isn't any problem with the 50gb.
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Old 10-12-2009, 11:45 AM
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Just wait until Walmart hears about all this and decides to try and force the industry to these larger capacity discs, so that they can cut down on the size of season box set packaging so that:

A) They can say they're going more green by offering the same content in a smaller package, and;

B) They can fit more stuff on the shelf for you to buy.

Then again, Walmart's Blu-ray offerings are abysmal.
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Old 10-12-2009, 11:45 AM
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No surprise here....
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Old 10-12-2009, 11:51 AM
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Just thought Id throw it out there?

I agree that there is no real need for 320gb discs for commercial use, Like mentioned before there are not many films using the full capacity.

I would really like to see the 320gb discs for computer backups though.

Now that would be good, Entire music collection on one disc. (I mean it would probably take a month to burn) but it would be good..

HD content from internet etc..



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There could be some use for 100GB size discs in the future (ie 3D) but they make little sense today since most movies fit easily onto a 50GB disc with video codecs like VC1 and AVC and audio codecs like DTS-HD-MA and TrueHD.
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