Marcus Yam from Tom's Guide reports...
Blu-ray Disc is gaining ground even in hard times.
During times when many expect less than optimistic, Blu-ray manages to continue reach more of the market.
In the first half of 2009, growth of Blu-ray sales compared to last year were up 91 percent to $407 million, according to the Digital Entertainment Group. This is a particularly bright spot for the format as the entire home entertainment industry was down overall. Consumer spending for the first half of 2009 on DVD, Blu-ray Disc and digital distribution, was $9.73 billion, down by 3.9 percent compared to the same period last year.