Originally Posted by AudioFileZ
Not long ago I decided to purchase the Samsung BD-P5000 because the price came down to around $530 at which time I felt like jumping back into Blu-Ray again. It really is a decent player, perhaps due to the Silicon Optix REON chip? Anyway it can now pass the HD lossless codecs too with the recent update so it is just icing on the cake that it can play some old HD-DVD's...moot issue or not. As for laser discs I see the humor because I still own a Magnavox top loader...It sits in the closet next to the Sony SL-5200 Betamax, the worlds first consumer video recorder with Hi-Fi (helical scan recorded) sound. I'm ready for 4K so I can closet the Toshiba HD-2A. the Samsung BD-P5000, The JVC Dila projector, and the Samsung 1080P 50" plasma. The Sampo 34" 720P direct view would be in there too, but it wouldn't fit...I had to give it away. Gotta love obsolesce!
Well I wouldn't count on 4K anytime soon, so if you have a good blu ray player 2.0 profile like the PS3 you should be set for the next 10 years.
I went straight from VHS to DVD I knew laser disc was never going to take on too expensive....
DVD was developed in 93 and launched in 97, and until today remained the king soon to be displaced by Blu Ray if the studios can get off the greed and lower prices of their movies.
Way to go New Line and Warner...
I don't mind changing my system every ten years, people on average change cars every three years and that is a lot more money than video