"Just as PlayStation 2 is delivering on a 10-year lifecycle and helped expand and solidify the DVD format for home entertainment along the way," he said, "we believe Playstation 3 offers the same promise by helping secure the Blu-ray format."
I never owned a DVD player; I used the PS2... then a year or two later, I got a DVD-RW for my PC, and that was a wrap. I'll likely do the same thing for Blu-Ray in that order.
there are other formats coming out later . wonder if there will be a battle or bd wins?
The Thing about Blu Ray unlike DVD is that it's way more expandable where as DVD's maxed out at 9GB , Blu Ray can keep expanding it storage capacity and most BR players will only need firmware updates... so if another format comes out they'll have to have something that BR can't do...good to them with that...
"there are other formats coming out later . wonder if there will be a battle or bd wins?" Personally I think that Blu-ray will be the last Disc Format because of the steady Rise of Digital Distribution and because there really isn't a need for another format because it's not like the picture quality is going to get much better because Blu-ray already provides crisp and clear picture quality. Digital Distribution still has a long way to go before it gets anywhere close to replacing a Physical format like Blu-ray though. And like Danja pointed out, Blu-ray's disc capacity is expandable because there's been experimental tests completed with a single 200GB+ Blu-ray DVD, so even if there's some new format that has a higher capacity than Blu-ray, it really wouldn't be needed and the Format would more than likely fail just like HD-DVD.
Blu-ray may have more capacity in the future, but the problem is most will have to buy a new player. Most of the players(outside of the PS3) can not be updated. The 2.0 players just arrived a few months ago and the main ones selling are the lower end players that aren't 2.0 compatible. No BD-live or updates. Even the low end Sony model needs external memory. And Blu-ray has not been adopted faster. That's PR double speak based on a duplication company selling more machines, Singulus. Blu-ray has actually sold half the movies and players DVD did in the same period. After the first two years, DVD took off. Blu-ray is still up and down around 8% average. And year three is almost over. It has never hit a billion dollars in sales while DVD was doing over 2 billion by the end of the first two years. As far as DD. That could be closer than we think. During GDC, Onlive claimed that the key to their product was an extremely small and fast compression technology. If it works on any content, and it should, it could make DD more viable quickly. If their gaming platform isn't a success, their technology could be licensed and they would still make millions.
PS3 owners win overall Blu ray Pioneer's 400gb Disc that PS3 with an firmware update can use. http://www.edge-online.com/... And if Digital Distribution takes over which i doubt it will, PS3 has the advantage as it offers a lot of Movies (I mean come on, Sony Pictures, Sony's own movie studio) and downloadable Retail Games such as Burnout Paradise and Warhawk. Plus every PS3 has an HDD which they can upgrade to 500gb for $120 or 320gb for $80 on Amazon unlike you know....the one that stuck with dvd, raised its prices for HDD such as 120gb HDD ($149.99), and boast Digital Distribution even though they put out a console without a hard drive.
"Another Format" Would have to convince all the movie studios to convert their blu-ray facilities into whatever it is, as well as convince the millions of consumers "We're sorry we lead you into Blu-Ray, but but but this is better"
lol. HD-DVD got owned by blu-ray. Even if Microsoft fully support a future disc media, it will also suffer the same fate as HD-DVD.
It is nearly impossible to take it down from the thrown without a significant throw down between competing formats. That is what we call a format war and it happens about every ten years or so, or so it would seem. If anything, the next format won't release for another 10 years and will more than likely fight for the lead with a competing format while BD sells off shelves as the current dominating format. DVD will go by the wayside in the next 3 to 5 years and then let the fighting begin.
PS3 my have shifted things in BR's favor against HD-DVD, but its missed its chance to be the flagship platform for it. Unlike the short time the PS2 was when stand alone DVD players where far more expensive.
I think the PS3's job of solidifying Blu-ray's position is pretty much done. It's the dominant HD format and there are now players out there cheaper than the PS3 (Yes, I know the PS3 is a "better" player, but if you're not a gamer, a cheaper player isn't really a problem and if you're a HD freak, chances are you'd go for a better player than the PS3 anyway). Now they just need to "win" the battle against DVD. How about dropping prices of the films a bit?
You can get Bluray movies for pretty cheap. I get my movies for around $16 but I get mostly Disney movies which tends to stay above most movies price anyway. Most bluray films are around $15 and with a little hunting around 10. Of course, it won't be $2 like those DVD in bargain bins anytime soon but bluray are at fairly reasonable price these day.
Considering BR adoption rate is way faster than that of DVD back in the day I think it's holding it's own ... and as you said PS3 has already played it's part in solidifying BR as the HD Format king , but there lots of way to get BR movies for cheap , Amazon for one has really good offers.. Edit: someone beat me to it :)
In the US, it's a different story than the UK. Over here, the average price for a BR is about £15. If you're lucky, you'll see them for £10, but that's still wildly expensive compared to their DVD counterparts, even for brand new releases.
Sheep always get slaughtered.
^^ lol haha nice dude.
nice + bubble
i thought blu-ray waz teh failz?
Did I just warp back to dec 2007?
Sheep arent good at change, the move from dvd to blue ray is hard for some, and easy for others, sigh its like getting people over to HD its taking forever to do, so well see one day when they move them over to HD how long the sheep take. Sheep
the thing about bluray compared to dvd is dvd did not have as much competition like dd,sky hd boxes ect,plus it offered a clear advantage which the average person could see.there will allways be a place for physical media but blu is definetly the last of a dying breed.most older people i know ie over 40 have never heard of the format or if they have they think dvds are satisfactory.imo unless you have a large 1080p television the advantages are hard to pick out,which has been blurays main problem with the general public,say compared to dvd vs vhs.where games are concered this gen i think the ps3 is to weak in other areas to exploit the space advantage fully,maybe with the ps4 we will get bigger game worlds ect..which blu initially promised.one plus the disks are hard to scratch but apart from that i think its been a bit of a dud.
Now lower the price of blu ray films..
Sony has sold 20 million bluray players (ps3s) and that number will only go up. However, by the time bluray reaches the economies of scale that were reached by DVD, the phenomenon of 'direct downloads' will erode its marketshare. That's not to say Bluray isn't good - it is - but we must also acknowledge that bluray will never be able to win a DVD style victory.
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