Death of DVDs

Discussion in 'Community' started by Shrek, Nov 9, 2002.

  1. Shrek macrumors 65816


    Jul 23, 2002
    Nashville, Tennessee USA
    Well CDs are reaching their end and will soon die. How long do you think it will take for DVDs to die out after being replaced by a new format?

    NOTE: This thread was inspired by this thread.
  2. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Man these copycat threads are giving me a headache.
  3. scem0 macrumors 604


    Jul 16, 2002
    back in NYC!
    At least it isn't your thread being copied..... Well, I don't mind
    actually. I like these threads. I think that within 15 years everything
    will be conducted over the internet. When you buy a program you
    will buy it on the internet and download it to your HD. I don't think
    there will be many removable media types like Cds and DVDs.
  4. beatle888 macrumors 68000


    Feb 3, 2002
    i thought the community was talking about a
    day when all software and tasks will be writen
    to be used OVER the buy Adobe
    PhotoShop and get a license to access the software.
    the software does not reside on your system.
    the same thing could happen with documents.
    the document stays on a main server that you
    can access anywhere...these services would be
    offered by internet providers or digital document
    storage facilities. hehehe maybe our hard drives
    with actually decrease in file size :) in the future.
    maybe a ten megabyte hard drive would be
    enough...just for preferences and cash.

    i also remember reading that osx would allow
    system administrators to install ONE copy of
    osx on a server and everyone else would have
    like...client software...and the adminstrator would
    only have to maintane one system folder for
    an entire network.

    maybe thats what turned into "USERS"
    but i thought this allowed you to control
    many computers with one system folder.
  5. scem0 macrumors 604


    Jul 16, 2002
    back in NYC!
    That is also a good idea, and your hard drive wouldn't fill up
    so quickly because you have all your programs located on
    some random server, and not your HD.
  6. cubist macrumors 68020

    Jul 4, 2002
    Muncie, Indiana
    And all your files and your personal data will reside...

    ... on a network of computing servers maintained by an entity we might call Big Brother. Big Brother will never lose anything you store there... he will never make any inappropriate use of your personal financial or health information... It is only a convenience to you that your files are automatically made available to the insurance companies, your credit rating to lending institutions, your health records and biometric data to the FBI...

    ... It is just a coincidence that your mortgage was foreclosed the same month you were laid off... Just a coincidence that many of your friends have moved away and not had time to write... Oh, and that person who you thought you used to work with, who had that odd religion? It seems he never existed. He is an unperson.

    Comrade, we are at war with Eastasia. We have always been at war with Eastasia.

    No matter. You love Big Brother.
  7. diorio macrumors 6502a

    Aug 22, 2002
    Re: Death of DVDs

    Hopefully not too soon, I just got my first DVD player yesterday:(
  8. irmongoose macrumors 68030


    Dec 3, 2001
    Sometimes Tokyo, sometimes California
    How about this... the software comes in a thin, square shaped harddrive with a firewire (or gigawire) plug at the tip, and you stick that into your computer port and the thing shows up on your desktop... and it's like a CD from there, except it can hold 60 or 80 or 120 GB or info.

  9. iGav macrumors G3

    Mar 9, 2002
    Neither will die soon..... the installed user base is too high for CD!! And DVD has the fastest consumer take up in history for a media format!!

    It can be very difficult to push new formats once one is established..... look at DAT or DCC or even MiniDisc........... DAT never took off outside of Audio recording studios, DCC was screwed because it was a tape based format and as such in terms of operational functionality not as convienient as a disc, and the MiniDisc that was launched around the same time as DCC only really began to get popular in the late 90's, but is already on the decline because of MP3 players...........

    They'd do better to refine the existing technologies, like what Sony have done with the CD format...... DVD will likely go the same way, further refinements, larger capacity etc etc!! We don't need a new format that will further confuse things, we need further refinements and breakthroughs in the way we encode media, that deliver suprerior quality to what already exists!!
  10. railthinner macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2002
  11. BenderBot1138 macrumors 6502

    Oct 28, 2002
    Death of DVD's

    Another disk demise thread... excellent...


    My vote goes to the frisbee for new disk to replace the dying DVD...

    But definitely a good point Shrek; Media change is forcing me to buy my whole music collection over and over again way too quickly these days.
  12. Shrek thread starter macrumors 65816


    Jul 23, 2002
    Nashville, Tennessee USA
    Re: Death of DVD's

    Let's just hope DVD remains the standard for at least the next 10-15 years. ;)

    Though I would like to see holographic CDs and DVDs come out that can still be read and written to by current DVD/CD players; all you would need is a firmware update. So far, it is said that holographic CDs will be able to hold up to 200GB. There is a thread on this, but I am too lazy to find it right now. :eek:

    EDIT: Nevermind. I found it. Here it is.

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