Featured Articles

Intel refreshes CPU roadmap

Intel refreshes CPU roadmap

Intel has revealed an update to its CPU roadmap and some things have changed in 2015 and beyond. Let’s start with the…

More...
Hands on: Nvidia Shield Tablet with Android 5.0

Hands on: Nvidia Shield Tablet with Android 5.0

We broke the news of Nvidia's ambitious gaming tablet plans back in May and now the Shield tablet got a bit…

More...
Nokia N1 Android tablet ships in Q1 2015

Nokia N1 Android tablet ships in Q1 2015

Nokia has announced its first Android tablet and when we say Nokia, we don’t mean Microsoft. The Nokia N1 was designed…

More...
Marvell launches octa-core 64-bit PXA1936

Marvell launches octa-core 64-bit PXA1936

Marvell is better known for its storage controllers, but the company doesn’t want to give up on the smartphone and…

More...
Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia recently released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture, with exceptional performance-per-watt. The Geforce GTX 970…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Friday, 26 September 2008 12:04

Are CDs slowly dying out?

Written by Nedim Hadzic

Image

Even WoW: WotLK is DVD only

 

Blizzard announced that upon launch on the 13th of November, WoW will only be available in DVD format. This is one more indicator that we'll soon be seeing less and less CDs around as we're slowly drawing close to dumping it like cassette tapes.

Although DVDs are a more practical option compared to 5-6 CDs, they will eventually push CDs out of the audio market, too, as 24-bit, 192 KHz quality is something that no CD can contain. And it really sounds impressive, take it from an audiophile.

This is basically how the industry grows based on the demand. First, you need CDs for audio, and then you all but dump them for MP3 formats. Then, DVD audio comes along with its far superior quality, and suddenly the old MP3s don't sound as good, so you need better ones that will, of course be bigger.

Then in turn, network operators smile, buy more servers, push the bandwidth to the sky and happily pick your cash while you download new compressed albums. Except this time, “compressed” probably means 2GB or so.

Last modified on Saturday, 27 September 2008 03:10

Nedim Hadzic

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments