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Here’s an interesting take from high end Audio mag AV Revolution:

19.dvd
The DVD format is the most successful consumer AV media format ever. In six short years, this magical disc has become the world’s standard for video and audio playback in an affordable, feature laden and convenient package. But DVD and all of its associated formats like DVD-Audio, Dual Disc, could soon have one foot on a banana peel and the other one in the grave.

The reason is that DVD, while a powerful format and currently the king of the AV world, can not (easily) reproduce a movie in HDTV. With DTVs selling at 850,000 sets per month according to a CEA study from April 2004, the demand for high quality content in HDTV from early adopters and new Gen X and Gen Y consumers will get vastly stronger in the next year or two.

UPDATE: August 23, 2004 11:05pm
Yasser points to a fascinating post on Mark Cuban’s Weblog: HDTV, DVD, Hard Drives and the future

Source:
Is DVD Done? Why Blu-ray or HD-DVD Will Soon Change The World
Jerry Del Colliano
Audio Video Revolution, August 19, 2004

http://www.avrev.com/news/0804/19.dvd.html

Category: Film, Finance, Music

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7 Responses to “Is DVD Done?”

  1. Beltway Traffic Jam

    The Monday linkfest:

    Dan Drezner is offering readers a chance to vote on the direction of his blog.
    Barry Ritholz passes on word that HDTV may kill DVD (Like video killed the radio star? -ed.).

    To join in, link and send a TrackB…

  2. Beltway Traffic Jam

    The Monday linkfest:

    Dan Drezner is offering readers a chance to vote on the direction of his blog.
    Barry Ritholz passes on word that HDTV may kill DVD (Like video killed the radio star? -ed.).

    To join in, link and send a TrackB…

  3. Beltway Traffic Jam

    The Monday linkfest:

    Dan Drezner is offering readers a chance to vote on the direction of his blog.
    Barry Ritholz passes on word that HDTV may kill DVD (Like video killed the radio star? -ed.).

    To join in, link and send a TrackB…

  4. Beltway Traffic Jam

    The Monday linkfest:

    Dan Drezner is offering readers a chance to vote on the direction of his blog.
    Barry Ritholz passes on word that HDTV may kill DVD (Like video killed the radio star? -ed.).

    To join in, link and send a TrackB…

  5. Beltway Traffic Jam

    The Monday linkfest:

    Dan Drezner is offering readers a chance to vote on the direction of his blog.
    Barry Ritholz passes on word that HDTV may kill DVD (Like video killed the radio star? -ed.).

    To join in, link and send a TrackB…

  6. Beltway Traffic Jam

    The Monday linkfest:

    Dan Drezner is offering readers a chance to vote on the direction of his blog.
    Barry Ritholz passes on word that HDTV may kill DVD (Like video killed the radio star? -ed.).

    To join in, link and send a TrackB…

  7. Yasser says:

    Mark Cuban’s take on the same topic, which can be found here, is a must-read.