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CNET: Nine Reasons Why the Blu-ray Format Will Succeed
CNET reported on nine reasons why they feel the Blu-ray format will succeed as follows today:
1. Digital downloads will not eliminate the need for discs anytime soon.
2. Having one clear standard is a big advantage.
3. Blu-ray isn't going to be replaced by another disc format anytime soon.
4. Prices for large-screen HDTVs will continue to drop.
5. Prices for Blu-ray players will continue to drop.
6. Prices for Blu-ray discs will drop to near DVD price levels.
7. Sony will sell lots of PlayStation 3 game consoles.
8. Sony can't afford to have Blu-ray fail.
9. Sony and its partners will figure out a way to have Blu-ray resonate with the public.
As always, feel free to agree or disagree below and list your reasons you think Blu-ray will make it, fade away, or muddle about in a place between success and failure, forever eliciting praise and criticism.
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01-15-2009 #2Kraken Guest
8 and 9 aren't reasons. Just because Sony needs it to happen, and Sony wants it to happen doesn't mean it will.
01-15-2009 #3Starlight Guest
Sony has to learn to do one thing right and they should be on their way-- ADVERTISE... hehe..
01-15-2009 #4Anthogno Guest
Reasons? Can you seriously call those reasons??
1. More and more people are getting unlimited internet with wide bandwich. Reason one is maybe a solid argument to say that BluRay will survive digital media, but it certainly wont succeed as hard as DVD did and become a main format.
2. True, but i dont see how this helps BluRay.
3. Is this an argument?
4. So? Not only bluRay can produce high quality picture.
5,6. True, true
7. Ok... But 85% of the people who bought PS3 only did it to play some games. They dont care about BluRay. Its just something to brag about, not to use.
8 and 9 Come on... should that be convincing? Someone, someday will do something?
I remember something like this back in the day when PS3 just was released. Top reasons to buy PS3 were:
PS3 is shiny
It has bluRay, just wait few years.
PS3 is better
ive always had a PlayStation
See, those are not reasons to success, just some words put together, forcing hope.
01-15-2009 #5Kellog Guest
I think the main reason why blu-ray may succeed is the overwhelming quality of picture & sound compared to any other common format today. (Since the HD DVD is buried).
I watch 1080i HD movies from satellite and I'm quite satisfied to the quality of those ~10GB/h streams, but still it is quite easy to notice the difference between br & sat quality. (Wathing those from 118" screen). I can't see any reason why I would pay more for hiring a ~3-6GB/h movie from web, when I can hire it for cheaper price from local video store, but I can understand that it can be a good choise for some people.
There is not many movies I would like to pay 20-30€/$ for a blu-ray version, but also DVD discs were guite expensive at the beginning and I think we are getting chaper br dics prices all the time. Actually I just bought my first < 10€ movie yesterday (cost 4.80 €).
All movie studios naturally wants to get high profits from early adopters (and of course br discs manufacturing is still little more expensive than dvds), but I think it all gonna change very quickly when br market has grown big enough.
01-15-2009 #6BigBlarg Guest
01-15-2009 #7sorceror Guest
Consider - most people's home networks are much faster than their internet connection, even if they're using 802.11g. Try sometime to stream a full 1080p video over wifi - under ideal conditions, maybe it'll work.
Not a guarantee the way CNET portrays it, no, but still an argument.
At the very least, you can look at it like 4, increasing the number of people who see Blu-ray as an option. (Especially as the price of discs comes down.)
Blu-ray's success is by no means assured. However, I don't think its downside is quite as ominous as a lot of people portray. I would love for internet speeds to become fast enough to make full-HD downloads feasible in the near future, but I don't see that happening. I figure we've got about a decade before we don't need some kind of physical media to transport that many bits reliably, in bulk.