Blu Ray not likely to replace DVD for years

"Analysts say it will take quite some time for Blu Ray to replace DVD"

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Blu-ray could take years to overtake DVD

It's been reported that analysts say it could be years before Blu-ray truely replaces DVD. Steve Wilson, a consumer electronics analyst with ABI Research has said that "Blu-ray is too expensive and only limited movie titles are available in the format."

Many are more interested in seeing how cable, satellite and online video services play out. Also, while Sony might have killed off the the competition in HD-DVD, it is throttling the market by keeping the prices of the technology high.

While the number of titles is ever growing, with the studios that weren't on board now having no other choice due to the end of the format war with HD-DVD, it still doesn't seem to be enough to really kickstart the sales of Blu-ray.

Many people thought that consumers were waiting until the end of the Blu-ray VS HD-DVD situation before backing either technology and buying a player. This hasn't proved to be the case with sales of Blu-ray players not having dramatically increased to the extent some expected.
Adams Media Research said it could take two more years for Blu-ray sales to put the home video market back on a growth path.

Have you already bought a Blu-ray player? Or are you still perfectly happy with DVD?

Let us know what you think. Discuss in our forum.
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30-05-2008, 08:55:58

Just wondering when you'll be back at full speed again lads. I've got a good prize for next month too ;)

30-05-2008, 09:12:32

Isn't tox still on holiday?

30-05-2008, 09:15:10

Just as you post that... you should look at "in progress" articles :p

Figured I'd get one out today before my girlfriend comes over.

I've got it set up for total rewording when I get back from work. Just got the tedious bit done for now :)

31-05-2008, 16:17:04

Well hello everyone! :)
Back from devon, I have a week off from college as well.. so if nothing changes I should be around for news!
Damn I have missed this place.

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I've been getting news up!! :eek:

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