CES 2020 (Lack of) Blu Ray players

LeftCoastLeftCoast Posts: 402
edited March 2 in Electronics
No new blu ray players at CES. Are they on the way out? Should I go ahead and buy a really nice one, knowing that they are obsolete? I still would rather play blu ray discs. I imagine they will be around for some time, even if the blu ray players aren't made anymore.

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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,667
    edited March 2
    My Oppo will be here for a while
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  • krazypolkkrazypolk Posts: 698
    I still use my beta tape player, though is gettin a lil long in the tooth.
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,491
    8 tracks in a 64 Vega rocks. Why bother?

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  • daddyjtdaddyjt Posts: 1,456
    I’ve been stockpiling Oppos - I have three 105s and a 103 (in my son’s system)...

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    Too much stuff to keep track of.

    Currently enjoying: Legacy Focus 20/20, McCormack DNA 225, Bill D C1, Oppo 105
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,667
    You need to let some of that gear out to play.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Diamond v2 cartridge and Origin Conquerer Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Krell Evolution 505 SACD Player, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds.

    Saying that it's "too hard" to pursue your dreams is no different than admitting to yourself that you are too lazy to achieve them.

    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • daddyjtdaddyjt Posts: 1,456
    You need to let some of that gear out to play.

    I plan to be a full-time Audio hermit when I get home. At least for a month or so:-)
    Too much stuff to keep track of.

    Currently enjoying: Legacy Focus 20/20, McCormack DNA 225, Bill D C1, Oppo 105
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 25,378
    it's 2020 -- everybody streams, right?

    Still -- I have it on good authority that the hip, happenin' types in Brooklyn and both Portlands are alll-in for videos on CED players. Analog, baby! All the cool kids are firin' up their Trinitrons and gettin down with RCA Selectavision. B)

    ... and, for the poseurs, of course, there's always...

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    http://www.radioshackcatalogs.com/html/1982/h002.html
  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 13,277
    LeftCoast wrote: »
    No new blu ray players at CES. Are they on the way out? Should I go ahead and buy a really nice one, knowing that they are obsolete? I still would rather play blu ray discs. I imagine they will be around for some time, even if the blu ray players aren't made anymore.

    I wouldn’t use CES as a guide, but Blue-Ray is decreasing in use. However, it is still a large market, especially for videophiles. I still buy and rent Blue-Rays, and have two Oppo 203s.
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  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 5,355
    I would take more stock in CEDIA as a reference for home theater than CES. CES is sort of the Walmart of electronics shows...a little bit of everything. While CEDIA is much more of a focused show.
    "Some people find it easier to be conceited rather than correct."

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  • mantismantis Posts: 15,898
    We live in a world where good enough is becoming the standard.
    Dan
    My personal quest is to save to world of bad audio, one thread at a time.
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