I just read an article about the new HVD format (Holographic Versatile Disc) which is scheduled to hit the market in 2016 as a replacement for Blu-Ray. And my first thought was “Jeez, already?”
I’ve already gone though VHS, DVD, and Blu-Ray (and skipped Laser Discs, Beta, and HD). I don’t want to go through another format.
But here’s the worst part.The same article that was talking about HVD also talked about the new SDXC format which is in development - and is already being planned as the replacement for HVD.
Are we approaching the point where the market will just say “fuck it” and refuse to buy new media and the equipment to play it on? Or are we supposed to just accept that we have to adopt a new format every ten years?