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,
Nonoise

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And that folks, is what's know as saving face masked in a parting shot while whistling past the graveyard.

All the best,
Nonoise

@fredrik222 :

Kaleidascape is a streaming service, and it starts at 7k, which is the one I have, and it has superior quality to Bluray. 

So you bitch and moan about people paying a few hundred bucks for cables or Ethernet filters and tweaks, but you pay $35,000+ for video (including storage and extras)? What the irony. And people are not allowed to discuss prices in your Uber expensive video stuff, but they should throw a tantrum if one spends 1/10th of that in audio? Ridiculous 

 

 

 Nice to know alternative choices exist but 7k+++in Hardware plus $20 per video to rent. Ouuch!  Not worth it for me…will be interesting to see how the HT streaming media quality evolves.  I will miss my $20  a month netflix unlimited Blu-Ray’s.