He may be getting old, but he is in agrement with most analysts for the 4th quarter of 2008. They are ALL predicting a very, very poor performance- mainly due to the economy. It’s just the way it is.
Google Blu-ray sales if you want to see if Blu-ray is “here to stay”
The 4th quarter looks dismal to analysts (and I am not talking about paid off douches like iSupply) Remember- 4th quarter is what everyone hopes will make their year.
There is nothing wrong with Bluray aside from it’s draconian DRM scheme(s) that hobble your purchases. Unfortunately, these DRM “features” drug out the launch of both HD DVD and Blu-ray about 2 extra years after the tech was ready to go. I know, I saw it demonstrated in 2003 with a tri-mode drive running on a PC, even Nero had the recording software finished.
Couple this with the fact that they are trying to market something not many people need to begin with, or even want, and it all came along when the economy went belly up and hard drives became very cheap and streaming tech is being pushed as it cuts costs for providers. Who wants to market discs when you can use someones Internet or satellite account?
The same thing that brought down Wall Street will bring down Blu-ray-GREED. Take your incremental upgrades and shove 'em!