Is CD production being canceled?

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  1. Saberfrost01

    Saberfrost01 元ロボ ダイユーシャ

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    I've heard that it was but I'm hoping someone can point to a reliable source to either confirm or counter this concern.

    Reason: I only buy music/albums as CD's, so if this is true I shall NOT be happy.

    For anyone who can help, Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Smasher

    Smasher HUNKY BEATS

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    Without even checking the Googles I find it safe to say 'Absolutely not'.
     
  3. UnicronHound

    UnicronHound Well-Known Member

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    Well, you never know, if people keep buying digital format they'll eventually slow down on the production of CDs. I wouldn't say stop, but it could slow down ALOT. Though that probably wouldn't happen for another couple years
     
  4. Triple Melter

    Triple Melter come on fhqwhgads

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    Broadband internet widely available to the entire population would need to become a reality first before you'll ever see physical media go anywhere.
     
  5. seven

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    Not going to happen anytime soon. Cassette and VHS lasted well past the time they were dead. While physical media for music and movies is on the decline they're far from being a dead format.
     
  6. grimlock1972

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    This. CDs aren't going anywhere yet, hell if the music industry had their way they would be the only way to get music.
     
  7. MegaMoonMan

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    If it's a concern, you could always - oh, I don't know - join us in this decade. CDs are so 1998.

    MP3 players are stupidly cheap, too. You can buy one for less than a single CD. I found a tiny little 1GB one for $7 at Target months ago.
     
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  8. Bendimus Prime

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    There is still a company or two that makes 3 1/2 inch floppy drives and sells them in stores like Staples, CDs aren't going anywhere anytime soon...
     
  9. Takao

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    Audiophiles would rather rip high quality music off their CDs and not have to suffer through badly compressed DRMed tracks.
     
  10. mx-01 archon

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    Similarly, blank VHS tapes are still in production.
     
  11. DeathAnghell

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    That's good to hear. I actually need to buy some floppy disks and a USB floppy disk drive.

    I've heard that some record labels were talking about releasing everything digitally and slowing down and eventually stopping CD production starting late 2012.
     
  12. Chaos Muffin

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    They'll just get cheaper and be sold as an alternative source for aquiring albums.

    Artists are using multiple methods to profit on their work, which they should.
    CD support will be around for a long time since they're still good money rakers.
     
  13. Triple Melter

    Triple Melter come on fhqwhgads

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    Where exactly are you guys "hearing" this shit? The internet?

    The internet says a lot of things, but she's a lying bitch
     
  14. Tripredacus

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    Even that is the wrong decade!
     
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    Don't forget, some record labels still use the old LP's. (Records)
     
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    based on the abundant sale of Tejano CDs at my nearest flea market, Id say no
     
  17. havanowoncheese

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    While CDs are not the most convenient media compared to digital i must say i prefer cds. I listen to a lot of metal and i can honestly say cd is better audio quality. Dont get me wrong i would rather carry around my ipod but CDs jsut sound better. So at home or in the car cd is the preferred method for me.
     
  18. David Hingtgen

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    This is why my collection is 99% CD, 1% MP3.
     
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    They still produce blank cassette and vhs tapes. CDs aren't going away for quite some time.
     
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    CD's :lol 

    I'm surprised there are still people who haven't gone digital. The people I know who buy CD's only use it the one time when they rip the tracks off of it to put it in Itunes. The quality ends up being the same as if you bought the download anyway.

    In the end you are creating more work for yourself and paying probably double the amount too. At least you have the artwork right?
     

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