Originally Posted by DuckieHo
In the long run, Blu-Ray may become irrelevant. Notice how the increase download media? (NetFlix is avaliable on everything, higher quality YouTube, Hulu, ect). Combine that with the fact that most people can't tell the difference between 1080p vs 720p.... or Blu-Ray vs upscaled DVD. If Blu-Ray does not win more marketshare in the next few years, it may become secondary to download services.
My bandwidth cap is 60GB/month. Thats 2 movies a month if I don't do anything else. In many parts of the world the cap is even less.
Netflix and hulu aren't available outside of the US, and I hate to break it to you, but the US != the world, especially for a Japanese company like Sony.
I'm actually looking into getting a blu-ray drive, since they've reached the $100 mark. Personally a 10 minute trip to Blockbuster for a $7 movie beats the living daylights out of a 30 hour download.