So a discussion was started with friends and compatriots about the imminent release of the new Oppo BPD-83 universal player. Discussions about hi-rez, whether audio or video, can really generate some lively debates. While it is true that a recent survey shows a 105% increase in BD disc purchases, I am not sure that BD as a medium is being accepted by the consumers fast enough for it to be crowned the “king” of all disc formats. Sure, the movies look great, and the potential for hi-rez music is there, but as consumers, aren’t we always looking for that “something new” right around the corner? Let me give some examples of things that hold a lot of promise and are not so far distant into the future.
- I know. Blu vs. Red
. But really, check out their web site. RED
has been developing 4K video with the RED ONE
camera, meaning that the horizontal resolution of the sensor is over 4000 pixels. And that is just for starters. They also boast up to 28K and beyond capabilities soon. In the mean time, they are ready to release a RED Ray player
that has some videophiles in a tizzy. It is not clear how they manage to squeeze all that data onto a disc but it appears they can.I think the future might be RED!
See the link below:
VIDEO HOLOGRAPHIC DISC
- Actually, GE has announced that this “new" medium will be ready for all of your storage needs in the very near future. This technology was actually pioneered by Optware
and others. Imagine a single disc that would hold more than a TB of information! It is also able to retrieve information from the disc in the blink of an eye. The potential for storing hi-rez audio and video is tremendous. Just the thought of all my CD/DVD collections on a single disc gives me goose lumps! The potential
is there, but until it actually comes into existence….
For more information on how it works, try this site:
With the relentless progression of technology (can you say mad dash
?) these days, I do not think it would be safe to assume that BD is going to be the standard for the next decade. I have always had a theory that by the time a product comes to market; its replacement is already on a drawing board somewhere. Now if you will excuse me, I need to go on-line and buy some 3D glasses