I think the Bluray section will be a bust. All eyes will be on new displays, like Kuro- sound systems, media servers, wireless HD, HD downloads etc and upconversion. WTF do Bluray have to show off? A new and complicated busted DRM format??? Can you stream Bluray natively? Nope. (I know you can’t stream DVD either, but folks this is a new format an this is 2008! Why not make it a feature? Give me a reason to switch for chrissakes!!) Is it affordable? Nope. Is it easy to use? Nope. Does it work with your exsisting equipment without a DRM upgrade to HDCP? Nope. Can you really appreciate the difference between good DVD on less than a 40 inch screen from a comfortable viewing distance? Nope. Do people want to figure all this shite out? Nope. Is it a quantum leap from DVD to warrant all the fuss? Nope. Did sales go thru the roof once HDDVD failed and there was no danger of being a new betamax whore? Nope. Do people want to re-buy their movie collections and buy a big screen 1080p monitor? Nope. Does anyone give a crap about it? Nope. Face it. Bluray sucks the big wienie. No amount of blogspam hype or cheesy expos will ever change this reality, because the dweebs needed to push this over-complicated format want nothing to do with it. So aunt Jenny wont be able to use it. Conclusion…failure. I do not know a single person with a bluray player. I know one guy with a HD DVD player that probably wished he had saved his money as there are no films now other than what is already out. I have never heard anyone ask about Bluray. It simply does not come up…it is not an exciting topic. I DO know some folks with PS3’s and they are happy with them. But- I know MORE with Nintendo Wii’s and they are having FUN with them. That’s what it’s all about. this aint like video cards and gaining 10fps being a reason to upgrade to a new card for some ridiculous price. We are looking at a diofferent market, a market of folks that are not so concerned about seeing a blemish on Borats ass. Especially if you have to jump through hoops to get there. This is all about entertainment, not restriction and control. People want to relax when thy get off work, not fight with some dumbass DRM schemes.
This message was edited at: 21-06-2008 23:04