Originally Posted by KC Fish
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.
Never said it wasn't the future. Its not the streaming that bothers me either. Its the bandwidth it uses. I can barely stream HD now. I can do Vudu HD barely and not HDX at all. I don't like seeing chunks of my monthly bandwidth getting eaten up by movies either. Especially with the rising costs of internet options.
What is really annoying is webpages keep evolving to utilize higher bandwidth so you can't even stay on slower connections anymore.