Originally Posted by duffsr
lame on Sony's part to actually get "HD" movies accepted into the mainstream.
They're going to loose to Microsoft because with this pricing scheme, digital downloads will end up winning. Sony needs saturation now if they want to have control.
Are you kidding me!!!!
A DVD is 8GB, a single layer Blue-Ray disc is 25 GB, and a dual layer is 50GB.
The general population can't DL 8Gb whenever they want...let alone 50GB! Heck, a pair of 50GB discs would fill up most laptop hard drives that I come across. Not to mention the internet speed that most people have...this would be impossible! I know ISPs are not going to let the general public stream HD movies a few times a week!
Blue-Ray will take home the trophy, hands down. The only competitor to Blue-Ray is DVD, and that will begin to be phased out in the next few years. Does nobody remember the price of DVD players at first..."Why would I ever buy that expensive DVD player when I can just buy it on VHS?"...sounds kinda like Blue-ray - DVD now.
Plus, most people want to be able to "feel" their library. I know my parents won't DL legal music, they would much rather buy the CD.