Originally Posted by bigbarney
Look at it this way... Blu Ray and it's rather slow adoption is proof that "joe" cares about PQ only to a certain point..... then it starts taking a back seat to other functions.
Actually, I was surprised to read recently that bluray isn't doing as badly as we all think.
"According to Adams Media Research, the household penetration for Blu-ray Disc players is 8%
after slightly less than three years on the market. Compare this to the three-year estimates of about 3% for Color TV, 2% for CDs and 4% for DVDs
, and Blu-rays are looking to be a rapidly growing industry.
Software sales for Blu-ray Disc players are increasing as well. This past October was the first month to hit 2 million disc sales, which increased to 8 million by December. At the close of 2008, disc sales stood at 24.09 million for the year, bringing the total since launch to over 30 million sales.
Sales of Blu-ray Disc players are projected to increase two to three fold in the next year
, according to Adams Media Research." (1)
With blu-ray players available at $128 at Walmart, Joe's favorite store (http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...ct_id=10825995
), I am ready to believe the player's sales will grow a lot in 2009.
No, it's not earth-shattering news, but I wouldn't call the format dead just yet.
(1) = http://www.highdefdigest.com/news/sh...ng_Nicely/2425