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View Poll Results: Will CDs be the last physical form of music media?
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Old 07-24-2012, 11:01 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Only because cars don't all have aux inputs for ipods.
That is so true. In fact very few cars actually have room for a ipod or aux inputs but many have room for a CD player.
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Old 07-25-2012, 01:13 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I find it hard to embrace the digital age of music and find it sad that the CD and vinyl will eventually be phased out - vinyl has made something of a comeback, but I can't see it lasting, except for collectors.

It's not pleasant to realise that I'll never again experience the excitement of rushing to my local music store to pick up a new album, eagerly looking at the track list and artwork on the way home, wondering what it will sound like.

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Old 07-25-2012, 01:30 AM   #13 (permalink)
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For some reason I see chips being a replacement.
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Old 07-25-2012, 03:12 AM   #14 (permalink)
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The music industry is lax in adopting new technologies. The movie industry has moved onto newer/better formats like Blu-ray and with that my entire collection of DVDs was made redundant with the advent of high definition TV. I have not bothered with collecting Blu-rays except for some major series like Harry Potter, LOTR, etc.

Coming to music... I see the CD staying around for a while simply because the music industry is not looking to change. They could have gone with digital downloads especially in lossless formats like FLAC but they only make MP3s available (which I personally don't listen to) and so many folks like me have no other alternative than the audio CD.

My audiophile friends though prefer SACD & Vinyl formats and they go to great lengths to procure albums in those formats. I see Vinyl surviving for a while (probably growing) thanks to the audiophile community. The audio CD too will stay seeing there is no viable alternative unless of course high quality digital downloads become a norm.

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Old 07-25-2012, 05:51 AM   #15 (permalink)
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It will be interesting to see if vinyl resurgence is indeed just a fad or if it will die out altogether as the generations who originally listened to vinyl begin to die out. Then again, people still listen to and collect 78's, so you never know. There will always be collectors and LP's are a lot of fun to collect.

My record store friends tell me the bottom is falling out of the CD market. I've noticed that the trade rate for old CD's has also dropped precipitously. The theory is that CD's are perceived as being utterly disposable and don't make for much of an artifact, plus you can burn your own. I personally think it's a great medium though, especially for the car. I have an IPod jack in my car, but CD's sound waaay better.

I hope record stores figure out a way to survive somehow. It would be a shame to lose that experience and community.
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Old 07-25-2012, 05:58 AM   #16 (permalink)
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The thing with chips is that if you lost the case, those things would be a bitch to hang on to and not lose.
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Old 07-25-2012, 06:40 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Yes, I think CD will be the last physical form of music. I don't see any reason anyone would come up with a new one.
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:36 AM   #18 (permalink)
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I've stopped buying CD's altogether, although I still occasionaly buy vinyl, play it, and enjoy owning it (though I don't buy nearly as much of it as I used to.)
I doubt CD's (or any other physical form of music) will ever be as collectible as vinyl (except for some rare titles/pressings.)
And I have noticed the music stores in my area are offering 25% to as much as 50% less for used CD's than just a year or two ago.
The last time I took some CD's to sell to one of my local music shops, the owner asked me if I was transfering my collection to hard drive.
I told him I was and he said it seems that most people are doing the same.
He told me CD sales were steadily dropping and vinyl was holding steady for the time being.
I just don't see the point of creating a new, physical form of music playback now that the age of hard drive and offsite data storage is here.

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Old 07-25-2012, 09:33 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I can see vinyl outlasting CDs, but they will be a niche medium just like they are now. There will always be a small amount of people with a passion for collecting physical music and vinyl is becoming the medium of choice for these folks rather than CD. I'm not sure how long this will last but I certainly can't see CDs becoming a cult format like vinyl.
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:55 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I can envision some sort of packaged artwork with a download code somewhere on it that you could physically purchase from a retail store if it ever comes to CD's being phased out.

Although analog, and magnetic media are out, and CD is still a digital form, it's sad to watch all this going to the wayside. Like Vertigo said, I miss those days too.
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