...to reply to some of the comments made to my original post.
Those who are saying that it will definitely become mainstream... Remember this. When DVD came out, households had multiple tvs, and as players became cheaper, all they did was add DVDs to the extra rooms with TVs. Most households that have HD typically only have one TV. Even if you were to upgrade the extra rooms to HDTVS, would they need an upgrade on the player as well? Will they be replaced with tvs that truly show any benefit (meaning the size of the tv vs seating distance)? So now when somoene buys a disney movie, are they going to buy it for the one room that can play it, or are they going to buy it so anyone can watch it in any room? The cost of upgrading both TV and player is too much to do in an entire household whereas with DVD, all you had to do was add the player.
Edit: Just read some more and someone made a good point... it can be mainstream without reaching the level of DVD.
Also, like UxiSXRD said... studios may force it to become mainstream by stopping production of DVD...
I agree with others. DVD looks better than it used to, but I also think blu-ray reached its peak (or close to it) as far as PQ with some of the top tier titles. There may be a little room for improvement, but I doubt it will get much better. With that said, I dont think DVD looked equivalently as good that early on.....but if it did, then the quantity over quality statement may have some validity to it. Though I could be wrong and some of the tier 0 titles may end up as tier 3 titles in 2 years..
I agree If quality remains good, I'd like mainstream.... The other thing is -- if the market is big, they can always offer the better PQ/extras in a collector's edition which would most likely be cheaper than discs are now. The problem is, we know studios...they'll release those 6 months after we bought the other one