Bad news for home theater enthusiasts

Disney is ending all DVD and Blu Ray releases down under for Australia and New Zealand which may be a harbinger of what can eventually happen to the rest of the world. Their last release will be Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 3. From now on it's streaming only for them.

It's a good read for those with a big investment in physical media as streaming still can't match the quality and the big players just don't care as there'll be one less product to make.

Are we going to see a run on blu ray players with prices going through the roof again like we did when OPPO decided to call it quits? My OPPO BDP-103 is old and the mid level Panasonic DP-UB820-K is starting to look a bit desirable right now. 

All the best,


Well, at least they got the Women’s World Cup to help cushion the blow. 


I am not surprised given declining sales of physical media. Anyone with a Disney channel subscription can see why Disney would likely discontinue producing physical discs. As far streaming quality, It comes down to your your subscription package. My Hulu subscription includes Disney channel, the new releases packs the identical stunning picture quality + Dolby Atmos audio as in 4K discs. I have not bought any of the Disney’s new releases over a year now. 

I don’t want physical discs to go away but I believe they are near their run. 

There are still millions of DVD's available so that supply ain't gonna run out any time soon!

I recently bought on eBay a nice Samsung HD841 DVD/CD/SACD for $26. Plenty of choices on the used market!