Infuriating. Even more so given the initial live broadcast often has a full 5.1 mix, and they used to provide the 5.1 stream on iPlayer.Can't wait for all those visually impressive UHD BBC iPlayer streams that somehow still only have stereo sound.
Why? Doesn't it mean potentially less picture compression.Also more physical data on a smaller disc which means lower cost for the studios who can produce more discs or more likely make bigger profits. Either way, along with the obvious AV manufacturer incentive there is also a studio incentive isn't there? I suppose it depends on the Capex involved.This is a great news for streaming platforms but not good for physical media.
Logically you are absolutely right but I .a not sure of this codec is approved by BDA to be used for disc authoring.Why? Doesn't it mean potentially less picture compression.Also more physical data on a smaller disc which means lower cost for the studios who can produce more discs or more likely make bigger profits. Either way, along with the obvious AV manufacturer incentive there is also a studio incentive isn't there? I suppose it depends on the Capex involved.
It all comes down to cost. DVDs have no earthly reason to exist in the developed world, but they still do. Mainly because most people don't care, but they also cost next to nothing to produce. Blu Rays have a licensing fee and that's what worries me. On a good quality 55" HDR LED TV, iTunes movies often look as good as the disc, the audio is a bit more hit and miss. I want great audio, but more importantly, I want to own (not lease) my collection.I could conceivably see the new codec being supported in a new range of 8K BR players. Although broadband speeds are slowly improving, there are many people out there that have yet to see something on the likes of Netflix because their links are too feeble. The new codec may well be a way of offering material in 8K on physical media.That said, it doesn't bode well in the longer, but then everyone said that vinyl and cassettes were dead, and yet here we are in 2020, and vinyl (not sure about cassettes) is very much in demand again. People like having physical collections of stuff, not everyone I accept, but many do. Whether that's a good enough reason for the likes of CD, DVD and BR media to stay supported by the big manufacturers in the medium to long term is hard to assess. I suspect not.
That is incorrect and unnecessarily offensive.I suspect it's a kickback from the hordes of great unwashed who moaned they couldn't hear "mumbling" through the crappy TV speakers.
The two points are not mutually exclusive. I dislike that the BBC has been forced to downgrade its service to meet the needs of the lowest common denominator, i.e. those who buy a TV with awful speakers then moan about poor sound quality (yes, it is moaning, because they place the blame on the broadcaster rather than having some introspection about their choice).That is incorrect and unnecessarily offensive.
I have an excellent sound system and good hearing. There is a lot of lousy sound transmitted and a lot of mumbling which deserves to be called out. Objections to poor quality is not "moaning", it is legitimate complaint and criticism.
The terminology is offensive to everyone who you presume to have equipment that you consider inferior to your own fine collection. It is incorrect in presuming that they all have "crappy TV speakers" when, as in my case, it simply isn't the case and it is accepted that poor audio IS a real factor.it's a kickback from the hordes of great unwashed who moaned they couldn't hear "mumbling" through the crappy TV speakers.
.the BBC has been forced to downgrade its service to meet the needs of the lowest common denominator
I'm afraid you are mistaken. Post #23, "offensive to everyone who ... " seems difficult to misinterpret as personal, but it seems you have..You seem to have taken it very personally.
Wrong again, I'm afraid, augmented by your inappropriate "IF", which is completely inapplicable. Whether deliberate or not, you are now making it personal and patronizing, based on zero knowledge of my life experience. That presumption of superiority is so far removed from reality that it's faintly amusing.If you take offence at every throwaway comment you're going to find the internet a very frightening and triggering place.