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I Just looked this morning in horror at my VHS video library of about 300 tapes.
They occupy enormous space and contain only about 500 movies.
The whole lot can probably fit in a 1TB HDD the size of a baby's hand, given the quality of the VCR.
Then I looked at another section where I have purchased DVD boxsets and recorded discs and they still occupy a large space, despite the smaller size and weight of the discs.
I am wondering now what I will be looking at in ten years from now, if I am still around. Surely something new should come up until then.
Selling movies and TV series in boxsets costs a lot of money and the shipping and handling adds to the total cost when ordering them.
Isn't it time for production companies to sell these movies in a miniaturized option such as a flash disc like a SanDisk?
I can envision the seven series of Game of Thrones to be offered in a flash, as a boxset or individual flash drive discs for each series, with USB3 and micro USB ports to connect straight to a mobile or a tablet.
This way the user doesn't need a Blu-ray drive as all they need is a USB port on their TV or other gadgets.

I realize that the media for flash is a lot more expensive than using the usual DVD disc, but the media cost is negligible IMHO to the other parts such as the plastic packaging, and shipment is a lot easier just drop it in a small envelope and pay just for the stamp instead of couriers leaving you a note to go to the nearest post office to collect the bulky items.
Can anyone think why this won't happen in the near future?
 
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I think that the optimum time for selling on any kind of medium has now passed. It's all about downloads or, especially, streaming nowadays.

I appreciate that in your specific case geographical restrictions may apply but this is the way that the digital world is going.
 
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I think that the optimum time for selling on any kind of medium has now passed. It's all about downloads or, especially, streaming nowadays.

I appreciate that in your specific case geographical restrictions may apply but this is the way that the digital world is going.
Yes it is true that streaming is the preferred method these days, but there are millions of other things that are not available for streaming or as a VOD.
But not everyone has this possibility if broadband is not available in a certain area and they rely on physical media to enable them to watch and keep for ever.
All I am saying is that since these boxsets are being produced by the millions, why don't they make them miniaturized?
 
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All I am saying is that since these boxsets are being produced by the millions, why don't they make them miniaturized?
Well my own theory is that the answer is to do with purchase/sales psychology, indeed I have experienced the negative side of it myself, that feeling of disappointment when buying a 32Gb microSD card and receiving something smaller than the size of my thumbnail. Regardless of one's age in order to get a sense of value and purchase satisfaction it is good to actually receive something you are able to pick up and hold. We are human and as such need the contentment provided by a purchase, a large part of this is the ability to admire, touch and display your purchase, I think Paul is correct such boxsets are unlikely to make an appearance.

msd.PNG Box set all 7 series of Games of Thrones

Well would you get excited/tempted?
 
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Box set all 7 series of Games of Thrones

Well would you get excited/tempted?
I am sure it won't look like this. It will be packaged attractively.
Yes I would get excited and tempted to buy it this way.
Streaming will not get you all the titles available in the world. Can you stream any French or Swedish movies from the UK?
 
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Selling content on solid state media has been around for at least 6 years now in at least 2 variations (both music) but has not really taken off in the West.

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2 MQS - albums sold on SD cards - MQS – Mastering Quality Sound | Real HD-Audio

As regards physical size as well as an advantage it is also a major disadvantage in that they are a lot easier to lose.

As regards storage of DVDs and CDs I have solved my problems
DVD jukebox - holds 200 DVDs (there are other models for 300 or 400 discs -
My latest toy DVD/CD "Jukebox"
CD jukebox - holds 300 CDs (again there are other makes models holding from 100 to 400 discs - My next toy - CD "jukebox"
Both units are the size of double height standard CD/ DVD players and all the discs are easily available without leaving my armchair. I only have to find space for the empty cases and sleeve notes etc - in the loft.

The issue of lack of broadband can be solved by download centres in local stores or libraries - a solution that was used for computer games 20 or 30 years ago.

I think you will find sale of content on solid state media is a very niche market although there will probably be specialists who download for you and post the media to you in the same way as they exist for copying old media to CD/DVD now.
 
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The whole point of the suggestion is to avoid investing in any hardware that you don't have, blu-ray drive for example.
My brother will never buy one and I am sure that not every home in the world has one (the world is not only the USA and Europe BTW).
What you are suggesting using jukeboxes defeats the point of not buying hardware and it will require more space.
Wouldn't it be better to rip all your CD's and DVD's into a 6TB or even less external HDD?
This way you also have access to all the titles without leaving your armchair (which is not what my Doctor orders as they recommend doing exercise)
The microSD size is not what I have in mind. A standard SanDisk flash drive that you can hold without losing it would have the optimal size.
 
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The whole point of the suggestion is to avoid investing in any hardware that you don't have, blu-ray drive for example.
My brother will never buy one and I am sure that not every home in the world has one (the world is not only the USA and Europe BTW).
You will still need to buy new equipment to play the copy protected content sold. Content providers will not sell content without DRM. That equipment will also need to be capable of displaying on a standard TV. I am talkng about the world except Asia and Africa which have their own niche markets.

A large number of people own DVD players which as they die are replaced by Bluray player - the price difference nowadays is minimal and will play their existing DVDs
What you are suggesting using jukeboxes defeats the point of not buying hardware and it will require more space.
Wouldn't it be better to rip all your CD's and DVD's into a 6TB or even less external HDD?
This way you also have access to all the titles without leaving your armchair (which is not what my Doctor orders as they recommend doing exercise)
They take up a lot less space than 500 CD/DVD cases and two players. HDDs are subject to failure, very vulnerable to shock and still require a device to display them on my TV. Discs are fairly robust in comparison
The microSD size is not what I have in mind. A standard SanDisk flash drive that you can hold without losing it would have the optimal size.
That was merely an example - but I believe the card was chosen to make devices compatible with MP3s recorded on phones and tablets.

A USB stick would still require a case to sell it in for sleeve notes etc and would roughly be the same volume as a CD case as the sticks are a lot thicker - so where is your space saving there except when mobile
 
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Thanks.
In this case, there is nothing to look forward to in ten years from now.
 
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I was at Best Buy a while back, saw a demo of a new LG 55" OLED TV, it was fantastic as far as the video goes, but what impressed me even more was the AV receiver it was tied into, a new Yamaha AV receiver with USB 3.0 ports on the front, the program was running through it via a USB 3.0 128 GB flash drive, about the size of a large postage stamp, the video was fantastic but the audio was indescribable, it was like being front row center at the best music hall you could imagine.

The audio was 11.1 surround sound in an UNCOMPRESSED format, it was fantastic, the salesman then played the same program from a Blu Ray disk, you could tell the difference. (a big one)

So I think the next AV medium would be these little flash drives, as far as I'm concerned they beat Blu Ray disc's hands down.

I try to get a copy of the program, (don't remember what was playing, to long ago) but he would not do it.
 
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That performance is not down to the media but merely the comtent. The latest generation of Blu Ray discs (triple layer) are now approaching the same storage capacity (100 G:cool:
 
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A large number of people own DVD players which as they die are replaced by Bluray player - the price difference nowadays is minimal and will play their existing DVDs
There are plenty of dvds here that cannot work in a blu Ray player
 
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It depends on the Blu Ray player, some are DVD compatible some newer ones are not.

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It depends on the Blu Ray player, some are DVD compatible some newer ones are not.

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In Europe (buying a European spec Bluray player) the problem I believe is down to playback of 24 interlaced DVDs though I can't be certain. I keep the Yelo 800 player for these, now getting on for fourteen plus years with just one change of mechanism. It plays every DVD I've acquired.
Yelo 800DVD Multi-region DVD player: Amazon.co.uk: TV
 
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All 5 of my Blu Ray boxes play any pre-recorded DVD (of the appropriate region) and virtually all burnt DVDs. The only exception being one of the players will not play DVD R+.
Region 2/B - Panasonic Blu Ray recorder, LG Home Theatre, Panasonic and LG players
Region 1/A Samsung Blu Ray, HD DVD and DVD combo.

None of these are multirefion as I also have 3 DVD players that are multiregion - Sony DVD jukebox, Ultimate Karaoke and Panasonic 5 disc multichanger.
 
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All 5 of my Blu Ray boxes play any pre-recorded DVD (of the appropriate region) and virtually all burnt DVDs. The only exception being one of the players will not play DVD R+.
Region 2/B - Panasonic Blu Ray recorder, LG Home Theatre, Panasonic and LG players
Region 1/A Samsung Blu Ray, HD DVD and DVD combo.

None of these are multirefion as I also have 3 DVD players that are multiregion - Sony DVD jukebox, Ultimate Karaoke and Panasonic 5 disc multichanger.

The Yelo also does a sterling job at ignoring Macrovision btw, allowing playback of the multitude of DVDs to the Panasonic DVR for editing and final burn to disc.
 
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The Yelo also does a sterling job at ignoring Macrovision btw, allowing playback of the multitude of DVDs to the Panasonic DVR for editing and final burn to disc.
I do my editting on laptop and burn to DVD using Freemake Video Converter which creates chapters and menu pages (as well as converting multiple formats to other formats)
 
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I found a Turkish website that offers ordering movies and TV series (Turkish and international).
They tell the customers the total size in GB of the boxset they want to order, and they have to add to the cost of the item, the cost of an HDD that fits.
Then they "fill" the HDD with what was ordered and ship the HDD to the customers.
Presumably the customers can return the HDD for a new "refill".
As far as I can see, the format is MKV.
How about that?
 
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