Originally Posted by Guru
No problem. The cloud has its uses and I really do see the value in it. I just disagree that it is a visible solution for streaming large files for entertainment solutions. Why they can't just put out a single 16gb device with a SD slot is baffling to me. Let people decide how much local storage they need for themselves.
Some of us have no desire for monthly fees, network drops or lack of coverage areas.
Oh and not to mention the oversized movie files. Movies do not need to be that large of a file for streaming.
Streaming solutions are clearly the future. Streaming solutions work right now. They just haven't been embraced fully because most of the media outlets are still delusionally hanging on to antiqued methods. And file size doesn't make that big of a difference in streaming capabilities. I'm currently streaming 12+GB movies in 1080p with no problems. It doesn't take an insane download speed or awesome computer specs either.
Movie files are going to continue to grow. The overwhelming majority wants better picture and better sound. Soon HD will be the only available format for streaming. Which further eliminates using an SD card. The powers that be have too much invested in cloud storage at this point, than to do anything except force people to embrace it.