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brooks7
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brooks7,
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3/30/2016 | 11:15:52 AM
Re: Not so sure
I think you guys should take a hard look at video gaming as it associates to VR. There is a LOT that is ongoing and it turns out that they have their own news/opinion channels.  Given that gaming is as big or bigger than the movie business AND its bent on having immersive situations, I think gaming VR will happen first - IF (and it is still an IF) it happens to any great extent.

Let me give you the big caveat.  Do you spend the time and money making your game VR given that a vast minority of gamers will own or use the technology.  I read a presumption here that the content producers cost of VR is 0.  I don't think this is true and will factor into the equation quite considerably.

As to the vast minority of gamers?  Imagine that the headsets are going to be $1000 (or more) retail at first.  You need 1 per person, so they are not shared like an HDTV.  Will there be enough folks to pony up when there is little (if any) content?

seven

 
Steve Saunders
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Steve Saunders,
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3/30/2016 | 9:45:54 AM
Re: Not so sure
concur
mendyk
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mendyk,
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3/30/2016 | 9:39:37 AM
Re: Not so sure
And no doubt that virtual reality products will open yet another set of video floodgates. Demand is almost certain to soar, given the sad state of actual reality.
Steve Saunders
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Steve Saunders,
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3/30/2016 | 9:11:45 AM
Re: Not so sure
he's mainly talking about entertainment 

But.. the video consumtption trend is across all types of content
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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3/30/2016 | 8:46:38 AM
Re: Not so sure
Sure, Steve, but those are video blogs, video interviews, and the likes, yes?

Perhaps I am misunderstanding Zha Jun here.  I took his thoughts/predictions to be focused on videoconferencing and the like (i.e., video as a substitute for voice phone calls, SMS/MMS, etc.) -- as opposed to all kinds of video consumption in general.
sowen557
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3/28/2016 | 1:18:35 PM
Re: Not so sure
B2C Video like Popcorn Time?  According to website https://torrents-time.com/  Popcorn Time Online is next phase.
Steve Saunders
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Steve Saunders,
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3/28/2016 | 12:06:37 PM
Re: Not so sure
History will decide who is right eh, Joe? 

 

I can tell you video consumption on LR has quintupled in the last 18 months... so we are kind of big video believers now! 
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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3/27/2016 | 11:45:20 AM
Not so sure
At the enterprise level, sure, but on the B2C side I am dubious.  If something doesn't *need* to be seen, many people (most, I daresay) are reluctant to use video.  On top of that, it uses so much more data and bandwidth.

Video has its place, and video demand in general will certainly continue to grow, but for person-to-person communication, the trends seem to be going yet simpler -- not more complex.


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