To be Blu Ray, to be DVD or to be Digital…
Day 4: 30-Day UBC (Ultimate Blog Challenge) for 07 April, 2014
I started with DVD Movies, then went on to Blu Ray Disc Movies that came in Combo Packages sold at the Department Stores and also various Video stores. VHS movies went out of style years ago and the DVD movies took over. But one giant Company was relentless and because Beta format lost to VHS format, they seem to want revenge. They applied for standard Disc formats and Blu Ray discs went head to head with DVD Discs but unfortunately modern graphic needs want the best so Blu Ray won this time around not the famous DVD format. Gone are the VHS and BETA years. It’s now the battle of the DISCS, be it Blu Ray or DVD movies.
BLU RAY discs have better quality graphics in High Definition (HD) and DVD was not as good compared in HD Graphics, that’s why it will go away sooner or later. Its death is going to be slow though because the older generations catered to DVD Movies and BLU RAY Movies belongs to the younger and newer generations who probably won’t be able to afford Blu Ray players, Writers or anything Blu Ray for now. Blu Ray doesn’t come cheap, the BR Discs or the BRD writers, players, etc. either, but really costly to buy and own. Unfortunately the new and young generations grew up at a time when the deep recession hit them straight ahead delaying their job search, their dreams and their livelihood, let alone their lives and their growing up maturing as individuals. They can’t even fly off their parent’s nest, who happen to be mostly Baby Boomers and they had to live with them until they find a decent job which during the lean recessionary years was very rare to find. They depend on their well to do parents for their way of living and mostly whatever they need to live comfortably as they look for good jobs and hopefully land their dream jobs after graduating from college with their diploma in hand.
There will be different opinions from different generations but what is more important is this conclusion as to what format makes you happy to watch or what fits into your pocket that buys the movies for watching at home. The video stores have gone away leaving behind bankrupt businesses never to be heard of again. And here comes the other giants, streaming online movies done by enterprising businesses and video companies that will shine in the years to come. Every digital video related company wants a piece of the action so they are all creating their own streaming movies online and may the best monstrosity of a company win this new streaming network battle.
Now back to our topic on hand. Blu Ray Movies in Discs that comes in Combo Packages (Blu Ray Discs, DVD or Digital Copy of movies) don’t come cheap. It costs more than the DVD Movies in single format packages, sometimes with a free digital copy. So the BIG Question is this, “Will the masses go with the Blu Ray Disc Standard?” Your guess will probably be as good as mine.