Originally Posted by hmurchison
Yes but it took nigh a decade to get to that point. I'm not waiting a decade and dealing with the problems thare are inevitable for optical tech waiting for Blu-ray to become affordable. Optical has always been the cheap but slow technology and Blu-ray and HD DVD do not change that. Both are slow as molasses compared to Flash and HDD storage. I'm not buying Quad Core computers only to be hobbled by a slow optical drive. No thanks.
HDD's are not reccommended for storage over a year or so. Studies have shown that HDD's that are sitting on the shef are just as likely to fail as drives being used every day.
For longer term storage of important data, I'd prefer an optical disk, and that's what we do in the photo industry.
No matter how you store, depending on the life of the method, you still must make a "copy to=" schedule.
Clearly more than 120k have been sold and these are all dedicated to watching movies unlike "packing" a BD player into a PS3 and hoping that people give a shit about watching movies.
Well, 3.4 (min) consoles having been sold means that even a relatively small percentage watching movies would be a big number.
The 2 to 1 movies sales advantage comes from somewhere, despite Toshiba bribing Paramount with $150 million to drop BD sales.
I don't know if it's Spin. If we were all forced to use nothing but "official" numbers half the posts in this thread would be invalid. The Xbox add on had the price decrease and bundle and it began to be sold a lot. The numbers should be well over 200k.
I won't deny the 200 number is likely to be correct, but the only number published has been the 120 one for sales through October.
Again though it appears to be a fruitless battle though. Once you have a Universal player the need to worry about the war is over. I don't worry about buying DVD-R or DVD+R discs anymore because my drive handles both. Once affordable Universal players are out and someone develops Universal recorders we're aces.
When a universal player comes out that is cheap enough to make a difference, then yes, that's the way to go.