J.J. Caguin had held off on purchasing a high-definition DVD player until now. But with Blu-ray all but crowned as the next-generation DVD format last week, the 37-year-old is ready to go shopping.
"Once I heard (that Blu-ray was pulling ahead), that put it back on my radar," said Caguin, an avid DVD collector in San Francisco. "I got excited about upgrading to Blu-ray."
"There was a cloud of confusion, and now that cloud can lift and consumers can begin looking at this," said Sandra Benedetto, a spokeswoman for the Blu-ray Disc Association and director of product development and sales engineering for Pioneer.
So will consumers be rushing out to purchase a (Blu-ray) DVD player?