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Re: Media is dead. Long live streaming.

DVD is far from dead.
Bluray is far from dead.
4k streaming? Dream on.

One hour of 4k video is a little over 1TB. To stream a 4k movie real time would take 2.2gbit/sec.

And if you cut down on the bitrate to save bandwidth, you might as well not even watch a 4k video, since the quality would be way down.

It's bad enough that much of the 1920x1080 streaming video right now is no where near the 25-30mbit/sec of Bluray. Quality is ok, but compared to a Bluray, there really is no comparison.

No one is going to switch to a medium that barely any of their customers can use. If 4k makes it, it will be physical media to begin with.