With a 6mbps internet connection there's just no way I'll ever have Blu-Ray quality streaming until someone comes out with something faster out here (Blu-Ray uses more bandwidth than that!).
But here's the thing; we're talking about business, not quality. Although the article erroneously said so; Sony isn't saying "Streaming is just as good so bye bye Blu Ray". Sony is saying "Streaming is out-selling Blu Ray". And that's what it REALLY comes down to. People are streaming more and buying physical discs less. So many folks care so little about quality. Heck my in-laws love to rent DVD's at Red Box and think I'm just silly for paying the extra $1 to rent a Blu-Ray from the Red Box machine when "DVD's are the same movie".
So as long as that's the market; it is what it is!
I'd like to see the studios move to a streaming model and then create a separate, niche business (rather than losing money trying to sell these products to the masses) for top quality video. Sell disc-based top-quality titles online or in select stores to keep costs down; for those of us who would prefer that. And focus on improving streaming quality. But as it is (and this article proves); to most folks, if it's 1080p (or even 720p), it's great. Nevermind the missing color information, missing audio fidelity, etc.!
I've said it before though. If I still have to watch sports in 720p (because there's not enough bandwidth to get 60fps out of 1080p on most TV providers networks; so they only broadcast '1080i', aka 30fps 1080p as it's actually displayed; which won't work for sports!), then I am just not holding my breath for the day coming very soon where I can get full fidelity audio, and full fidelity video when streaming.