Blu-Ray is kind of blue

by Terry 5/1/2008 11:09:00 AM

Demise of HD DVD hasn't helped Blu-ray player sales
<snip>"When we surveyed consumers late last year, an overwhelming number of them said they weren't investing in a new next-generation player because their old DVD player worked well and next-generation players were too expensive."</snip>

I am not surprised by this. I have a 37” HDTV. I like it. I have a reasonable DVD player. It up-scales to the HD resolutions, but it is just a plain DVD player otherwise. I have watched HD Blu-ray movies at a friend’s home. I was not impressed enough to replace my DVD player.

If I were inclined to get a Sony Play Station (PS3), I would do that then buy a Blu-ray player. The costs are such that it would make some sense. I have no want or need for a PS3 or any other game controller in my home.

Karen did like the Wii. We almost purchased one a month or two ago. It turns out that the local pub, Finaghty’s, has one that we can play, and kids are allowed in the pub until mid-evening, and a few friends have Wiis too. This fills our needs more than enough and is a lot less costly for my single income.

Then there is the higher cost and smaller selection of Blu-ray movies to choose from.

So, I am not surprised that Blu-ray is not exploding with growth. This is not a replacement for DVDs like DVDs were a replacement for VHS.

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