Re: UHD Blu-ray is already sunk
Sorry, but that's a load of rot.
Lots of AV kit out there cannot be used to its full extent when paired with the limited video or audio bit-rate of a broadband connection.
What of those of us that like to curate titles, feel / hold them / enjoy artwork and notes in the same way people have for years with vinyl, tapes, CDs?
Or people that like access to a much wider catalogue than is available from myriad, fragmented streaming services (with lots of titles held up in legal knots or just unwillingness of distributor to allow VOD)?
Or how about enjoying a collection divorced from the mercies of an ISP? 'Sorry, can't watch tonight, DLM has kicked in' doesn't wash for anyone with more than a passing interest in films.
Most industry projections are forecasting more Blu-ray player sales this year through next. Doesn't sound like 'no-one wanting them' to me.
Reductive statements like this remind me of people predicting the end anything Apple decide not to include in their kit. It might apply to one group of people, but not another.