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FOLLOW UP: THX Believes in Blu-Ray, Clarifies Comments by Scientist.

Just when it became pretty clear that Blu-ray dic (BD) format will become dominant high-definition movie format in the coming years, a scientist from THX, a Lucasfilm-owned company that deals with audio quality certification, said that there is no place for Blu-ray on the mass market.

"By the time Blu-ray really finds a mass market, we will have 128GB cards. I would guess that getting studios to supply movies on media cards, or offer downloads, will be a lot easier than getting them to sign up to support a disc format," said Laurie Fincham, director of research and development for the THX division of Lucasfilm, in an interview with Home Cinema Choice Magazine, reports DVDTown web-site.

The Sony and Philips-developed Blu-ray disc format, which has essentually won the war against HD DVD backed by Toshiba, can now become the next-DVD for a decade to stay thanks to the necessity for higher-quality high-definition video. However, not all believe that 50GB on a disc may save the format.

"In the future I want to be able to carry four to five movies around with me in a wallet, or walk into a store and have someone copy me a movie to a USB device. Stores will like that idea, because it's all about having zero inventory. I don't want to take up shelf space with dozens of HD movies," the scientist is reported to have said.

At present several companies like Apple and Microsoft offer to download or rent "high-definition" movies from their web-services. Many sustomers have claimed that Apple's and Microsoft's high-def movies were not high-definition in reality.

A solid-state drive of 128GB costs over $1000 nowadays.

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they must be on drugs.
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i wonder who is paying them to say that, let me guess, lol
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Let see, the price for flash memory is falling 50% each year. If this will be true in the next 6 years then 128GB flash card will cost around $10 as 2 or 4 GB cards cost today. In the same time the 1080p digital TVs will be bought by 100 of millions. What quality content will be watched on them. I think in most cases it will be Blue Ray movies, not regular DVDs because there is a very big difference in quality between them when watching on 1080p screen. So Blue Ray will have at least 5 years to take hold and be in wide use for may be 5 more years after this.
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