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Old 09-04-2008, 10:12 PM
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after Samsung coming out saying BD has 5 more years (they are probably right considering we moved from 420p to 720p to 1080p in way less than 10y - so why stop at 1080p?), NETFLIX announces to the world that "the future belongs to instant watching, to streaming to your TV" as they prepare for shift to streaming.

http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/netflix-prepares-shift-streaming/story.aspx?guid={AF831488-29ED-48C2-83D3-74C70997362B}
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not if internet providers continue to cap bandwidth
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Old 09-04-2008, 10:57 PM
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after Samsung coming out saying BD has 5 more years (they are probably right considering we moved from 420p to 720p to 1080p in way less than 10y - so why stop at 1080p?), NETFLIX announces to the world that "the future belongs to instant watching, to streaming to your TV" as they prepare for shift to streaming.

http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/netflix-prepares-shift-streaming/story.aspx?guid={AF831488-29ED-48C2-83D3-74C70997362B}
we moved from 480P to 720P (briefly) and landed on 1080P. not 420P in about 20 years we'll be watch movies on TV's with 16X the resolution of 1080P but downloads needs to get their quality up before they even think about beyond 1080P resolutions. they are right now trying to wrestle with the average internet speed to deliver the movies via download or streaming, this means the video bitrate suffers and they end up using lossy audio. until they resolve those issue streaming isn't going to be the future not to mention no deleted scenes or alternate endings, no PiP, no web functionality, nothing but a movie that was encoded poorly so it'd be easier to stream to the end user.
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after Samsung coming out saying BD has 5 more years (they are probably right considering we moved from 420p to 720p to 1080p in way less than 10y - so why stop at 1080p?), NETFLIX announces to the world that "the future belongs to instant watching, to streaming to your TV" as they prepare for shift to streaming.

http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/netflix-prepares-shift-streaming/story.aspx?guid={AF831488-29ED-48C2-83D3-74C70997362B}
Why stop @ 1080p? Because we don't have the infrastructure to use it. Others like myself have posted dozens of articles showing how DD is years away from being main stream. Blu-ray is here to stay, get over it.

edit: Samsung didn't say it, a Samsung VP (or something) from the UK said it.
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NETFLIX announces to the world that "the future belongs to instant watching, to streaming to your TV" as they prepare for shift to streaming.
Great idea for rentals ... it would be great to see EVERYTHING in their SD catalogue accessible via streaming on the site, so I can allot all my rental slots to just HD discs...

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Old 09-04-2008, 11:22 PM
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after Samsung coming out saying BD has 5 more years (they are probably right considering we moved from 420p to 720p to 1080p in way less than 10y - so why stop at 1080p?), NETFLIX announces to the world that "the future belongs to instant watching, to streaming to your TV" as they prepare for shift to streaming.

http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/netflix-prepares-shift-streaming/story.aspx?guid={AF831488-29ED-48C2-83D3-74C70997362B}
LOL, of course they are saying this. They have been pushing it on their site for awhile. What do you expect them to say, "Well, we don't really believe it - otherwise we would get rid of all our DVDs and Blu-ray discs - but we do have this new instant watching service, so we have to say something positive about it."

Tell me, xboi, do you sit there licking your chops each time when you post this kind of thread, thinking it is a nail in a coffin for Blu-ray? You would think by now you would have learned from HD DVD's bloody suicide that this and other items you list aren't going to hurt Blu-ray.

Ha ha, I just remembered what xboi reminds me of...the clown at the carnival sideshow who sticks his head through the target and taunts you into tossing pies at him. Okay, here you go: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2208633662/

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Go Go NetFlix ! But your future will also be shared with Blu-ray.
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Why stop @ 1080p? Because we don't have the infrastructure to use it. Others like myself have posted dozens of articles showing how DD is years away from being main stream. Blu-ray is here to stay, get over it.

edit: Samsung didn't say it, a Samsung VP (or something) from the UK said it.
Its logic. the 'infrastructure' will come. 1080p was 50" or over, then, it came down 46", then 42", then 37", now 32". Unless CEs want to continue selling 1080p displays at saturated price points, they will have to add more pixels and sell the displays at higher price points.
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Its logic. the 'infrastructure' will come. 1080p was 50" or over, then, it came down 46", then 42", then 37", now 32". Unless CEs want to continue selling 1080p displays at saturated price points, they will have to add more pixels and sell the displays at higher price points.
not that infrastructure... but on the bandwith, currently ATSC which will be implemented next year will only support 1080p @ 24,25&30 fps ... it can't even support 1080p @50/60fps since there just isn't enough bandwith

so you're telling all those broadcaster that they should scrap all their brand new hardware in 5 years time ? heck, NTSC last for 60+ years
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There's an outside chance that I *may* try netflix for a month after the 360 fall update... But honestly I'm not sure about it, frankly I like what video market place has to offer as far as digital downloads, so I'm not sure if I'll be happy going with sub-dvd even for downloads.
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