Originally Posted by Abster2core
But what other choice do they have? Perhaps joining Apple might be one. But hardly one that many would want to admit.
I don't believe that BR will not prevail. I just don't believe it will come as we know it today or that it will be resolved soon.
The consortium is not settled in how they are going to implement it and more importantly, there are too many 'new' technologies that make the 'disk' a slam dunk strategy.
I don't understand this. It's already prevailed. What do you mean by "resolved" or "is not settled"? It's resolved and settled.
That last minor problems about internet access and the rest have been laid to rest.
Sure, storing movies are ideal for the BR format. Many here profess its superiority. But once everybody realizes that its more restrictive anti-pirating measures may change a lot of minds.*
Yes, t's very good.
Almost no one who actually buys anything actually cares about anti-pirating measures. That's a myth perpetuated by those who do care.
DVD's also have strong anti-pirating measures. They did very well. Most people want to buy or rent a movie and watch it. It's a small minority who want to make copies. And pirates will always be pirates. They're motivated by the desire to steal and get a way with it. Unless everything is free, they will continue to pirate.
Using Blu-ray for backing up files seem ideal for video production. But for the average consumer who can't find their CDs without much consternation, it will be agony moving to the much more massive medium. One of the things we notice with a lot of folks backing up, they will hesitate because they don't want to waste the CD unless they can 'fill' it. Now that DVD's are more prevalent, backing up is even more problematic. Blu-ray? By the time they get around to backing up routinely, the medium will be replaced.
The same thing was said about Cd and DVD. I'm not impressed with the argument.
Watching Blu-ray vs DVD movies is something to behold. However, most here are demanding it for a machine that really is for sole use only. I can't imagine many sharing their BR with the family from one's own personal computer.
If you would substitute the word "most" with the phrase "a few", you would be correct.
This has nothing to do with sharing your machine with the family.
And in this day, our current economy will only set back the one factor that made CD/DVD's so popular, i.e., everybody could well afford it.
It's pretty amazing how well it's doing in this recession. It would be doing even better if we weren't in the middle of one. It's still a new format, but still...http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=3127
A last thought. Blu-ray movies may be on the rise. However, the next time you visit a Best Buy, ask them how well blank BR disks are selling.
I'm not impressed with that either. It took several years before CD or DVD writing took off.