Originally Posted by solipsism
1) DVD sales still trumps all video sales
True. But I managed to find somewhere BR adoption is actually better than DVD adoption (for the same relative timelines). And DVD basically had no competition - that was first successful digital video format available. BR has a problem that it is competing with streaming and DVD, which is still OK for number of people (specially people without large TVs).
2) The last report I read showed digital streaming and downloads made more than Blu-ray. Blu-ray is on the move, but the figure didn't count all the ad supported streams from Hulu and youTube, etc.
I wouldn't go that far to put YouTube into account. Additional question would be, are we talking only about BR purchases or also renting..?
3) Blu-ray for your home entertainment system for a bug ass HDTV is not the same as Blu-ray for your PC, which using Apple's most common sales is 13" display. Pretty pointless, especially when that option costs you $500 for the ultra-slim slot-loading Blu-ray player needed for Mac notebooks just to play on a 1280x800 display while running down that 10 hour battery to 3 hours.
I agree with that, but one of my PCs is plugged to a TV via HDMI. It is desktop but might as well be a laptop. With all new TVs having DVI/HDMI inputs, there is no reason why my laptop would not use TV as secondary screen on occasion. I don't know how many people would plug laptop to a TV, but for those who would, BR drive would be benefit.