“You discussed with me few times before PS3 has nothing to do with positive Blu-ray disc sales reported[…]”.
What? Are you saying that I said that positive disc sales are not due to PS3???!!! Are you serious? On the contrary, I always say that the fact that there are so many PS3s, which double as Blu-Ray players, is what made Blu-Ray defeat HDDVD. Even when HDDVD was still around, I always said for HDDVD fans not to rejoice with the fact that there were more HDDVD standalone sales, because the PS3 would win it in the end. And that’s what happened. More Blu-Ray disc sales because of the PS3.
If you are saying otherwise, you are utterly mistaken.
As for your far fetched idea about novelty, etc. Keep dreaming. Give it a little time and what will happen is:
Blu-Ray disc prices will keep dropping to DVD price level. Maybe a slight premium but not much. Enough price proximity so that people will see it justifiable and will get the Blu-Ray version.
More and more titles will be released on Blu-Ray. Some studios (Universal, coff, coff) have been very slow to hop on the Blu-Ray bandwagon.
The PS3 will keep the format afloat for some time. In the meantime, not only, but also aided by more and more development on Blu-Ray technology, leading to cheaper parts, will mean that standalone Blu-Ray players will keep dropping in price. End of this year will see sub $200 players. Next year will see sub $100. Time for the format to move to mass adoption.
That was the plan:
Use the PS3s as Blu-Ray Trojan horse and have it kill HDDVD. Result: success.
Have the standalone player/recorder market develop and reach mass adoption. Result: in progress.
As for HD downloads to win over Blu-Ray. No way. This is just something that the anti-Blu-Ray mob uses to cling to as hope that Blu-Ray will not succeed. Oh, that and crude oil prices. Not going to happen: the Internet has not enough available bandwidth for that. ISPs are already, in many cases, throttling/“stealing” bandwidth for the end users, etc. Will not work.
A 1080p H.264 version of a Blu-Ray movie easily goes to 8 or more GBs. For a single movie. Need I say more? Will the ISPs subsidize the HD download bonanza?