Okay we all know that HD DVD is dead. But Blu-ray will have to face competition from DVD folks and to convince consumer to adapt the technology faster (if they can).
Toshiba CEO announced that they will not manufacture Blu-ray and will concentrate on DVD instead.
There is a rumor that Toshiba will focus on SUC (Super Up Conversion) at 960p which is much better than current up-conversion algorithm today.
DVD titles are close to 100.000 around the globe while Blu-ray titles only less than 600 to date.
You donâ€™t need to repurchase the titles on expensive Blu-ray, keep your DVD collection and use Toshiba new super up-converter later when they are available.
Only a few % of people have HDTV, and the majority less than 42â€ so they wonâ€™t know the difference between Blu-ray and up-converted DVD.
DVD blanks are cheap, $0.10 compared to $10 BD blanks.
DVD movies are cheap compared to Blu-ray movies.
DVD is popular throughout the world while Blu-ray is not and might not be popular especially in third world countries (no PS3 games and Blu-ray bootleg â€“lol-)
Above that, cable and online companies are pushing Video on Demand in hi-def, same date and day release in DVD/Blu-ray disc, another competitor for Blu-ray.
And Blu-ray player is still expensive for most people!