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Ms isn't the only company rolling out a duff product (RT)

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    Hafnarfjörđur IS
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    Ms isn't the only company rolling out a duff product (RT)

    Hi there
    While one might have views on the uselessness of the RT tablet and Windows RT in general - here's another example of a product that I suspect is going no-where.

    Considering the abject failure of Blu-Ray with its incredibly stupid DRM stuff and totally BOVINE play back restrictions what possible uses are there for 300 GB Optical devices now !!! -- small external Cheap HDD's can easily have capacities of 2 TB and even SSD's are increasing capacity and decreasing costs -- who needs to mess around with Optical media any more and as for buying content - this is increasingly being supplied via STREAMING and fast broadband downloads.

    I'd suspect that those areas that don't have fast broadband by the time these discs ever become "mainstream" prices of other media will be EVEN cheaper and only really rural areas will be without decent broadband speeds by this time -- and the market in those areas for this type of device will be TINY if existent at all -- so another BIG FAIL here. If they can't sell BLU RAY what chance of this stuff -- and it will probably be around 2018 / 2020 before 4K TV / Monitors become cheap enough for a typical consumer to use them.

    BBC News - Blu-ray successor plan unveiled by Sony and Panasonic

    I LIKE technology and "Boys toys" but this seems to me to be utterly ridiculous and will go precisely nowhere.


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    Yea, I gotta agree.
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    I can see this only being used where large amounts of data needs to be backed up and kept for a long time , something similar to an paper archiving service I used to work for where masses of documents were photo scanned onto a server cluster and indexed for searching and backups were written onto optical disk for archiving before the paper copies were destroyed.

    as for 4k movies....well...I don't see the point...
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    I don't know how much 4k will really take off. 1080p did kick off the big tv era where everyone wants a 42"+ tv, but I don't think the average consumer is going to want a tv that takes up a whole wall.
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