There are far too many people who only have dile up for internet services so a disc is still needed The studios would never stop selling actual BluRay unless there was another media available. Flash media is possible but they are also susceptible to accidental erasure. Also VOD still doesn't have the bandwidth to alow for fully uncompressed HD and the uncompressed audio.The only thing currently threatening BR sales is VOD (downloads/streaming videos) and although that may hurt a certain percentage of sales the average person will still want an actual disc to keep for purchases.
No, There are millions of people who dont even have the gear to play HD content. let alone a digital display. CDs and DVDs are here to stay for a long time to come. Down loadable movies/music is still lousy quality and alot of people who want the quality still buy CDs and DVDs.What about simple DVDs? Would/will they get rid of them any time soon, do you think?
DVD's can only hold 9gig of information. BluRay can hold 50gig. You simply can not put all the features that are on a BluRay disc on a regular one. This is why, its not a gimmick.I see that Blu-ray has exclusives that the regular DVDs do not have. I find that to be a terrible gimmick. If they weren't so greedy I could see whatever special feature I wanted on DVD, but now it seems I need a Blu-ray player...
That is actually great news. I heard the problem with some of these cheap players, is they are difficult to get firmware upgrades for. I am not sure I would buy one, but I think it is a huge step forward to mass adoption.Actually I was just at Walmart and they have a magnavox bd player for 98 bucks. It is a version 1.1 player but if you need an extra player or don't care about extra's it's a good deal.