It is somewhat striking as to just how much data can be included on a physical Ultra HD BluRay especially when compared to typical streamed media -- https://www.digitaltrends.com/home-theater/ultra-hd-blu-ray-specs-dates-and-titles/
Ultra HD Blu-ray primarily uses double-layer 66GB discs (though 100GB triple-layer discs are part of the spec) and is capable of delivering up to 108Mbps of data. To put this in perspective, consider that Netflix’s 4K Ultra HD streams are delivered at about 16Mbps and represent an average of 14GB of total data for two hours of entertainment.
For those who remember the battle of Sony's BetaMax vs VHS it is always sad when quality does not prevail over "mass market".
That said is it good to see that both Sony and Panasonic continue to invest in the development of premium UltraHD BluRay players -- https://www.techradar.com/news/the-best-...y-and-panasonic
Initial reports indicate performance is likely on par if not superior to the fabled Oppo...
I can't help but think that there is some kind of "mythology creation process" inherent certain AV hobbyists too as there are still folks who long for the good old days of Pioneer Plasma sets, 70 year old amplifier designs, or even vinyl .. https://www.quora.com/How-much-data-can-a-vinyl-record-33-or-45rpm-hold
And though I do appreciate that the Outlaws continue to resist any effort to incorporate "streaming services" into their offerings I cannot help but wonder what sort of margins the firms marketing these devices, which are essentially just very heavily disguised computers, must be raking in -- https://www.stereophile.com/category/media-server-reviews
Will some enterprising firm soon offer some "WonderCap" version of a Roku, FireStick or AppleTV? Perhaps some one already sells a "modded" version...