Blue Ray Sales Struggle Even After HD DVD Death


#1

Low sales of HD-DVD and Blu-Ray players were previously believed to be due to the fact that customers were waiting for one format to dominate the market. However, after the format wars ended and Blu-Ray was the only option left standing, sales failed to surge. Consumers haven’t taken an interest in Blu-Ray to date and studies indicate that they’re not going to do so anytime this year. This appears to be due to a lack of availability of the players in stores, lack of marketing by Blu-Ray and price concerns by consumers. In an effort to gain the attention of customers, new Blu-Ray machines will incorporate additional features including interactive web connection services. However, analysts say to hold off on buying a machine because the price should drop by approximately $450 by late 2009 when it is believed the technology will finally take off.

source: http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/BluRay-Struggles-After-Format-Wars-End-94703

the price is the main problem blu-ray players are just too darn expensive


#2

well people are still using dual layer dvd which can give good enough quality

and you can also get high definition content from internet


#3

well I had been searching for blue ray prices but in vain so u kinda tell me what is the expected price of it in our local currency


#4

Also in order to fully enjoy blu-ray quality you need to have a full HD TV as well which can display 1080p lines, that's another investment / hurdle right there.


#5

The answer lies in the billion dollar industry called "Porn!" If they decide to support Blu ray then Blu-ray it is! just imagine how many horny folks will run to grab a Blu-Ray capable player that way it can play the Blu-Ray that features Jenna Jameson or whoever you prefer! Sony doesnt decide or any other company that makes these players, its the porn industry...sad but true!


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The answer lies in the billion dollar industry called “Porn!” If they decide to support Blu ray then Blu-ray it is! just imagine how many horny folks will run to grab a Blu-Ray capable player that way it can play the Blu-Ray that features Jenna Jameson or whoever you prefer! Sony doesnt decide or any other company that makes these players, its the porn industry…sad but true!
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actually the porn industry went with HD DVD still its dead


#7

Drop the HDTV and Blu-Ray player prices and see how their sales skyrocket. These things are a bit too expensive for the common Joe right now.


#8

Plus needing a new TV to view it in fully resolution and depth is not proving to help it all. The HD TVs are expensive.


#9

well its a matter of time but i am sure everyone will adopt this technology


#10

man ppl arnt ready to adopt HD in full flow yet........

who needs a movie which ocupys 60 gb of storage and is heck lot expensive than standard DVD


#11

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man ppl arnt ready to adopt HD in full flow yet…

who needs a movie which ocupys 60 gb of storage and is heck lot expensive than standard DVD

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60GB movie?You ok man?

lol

Anyway HD is much better then DVD.


#12

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60GB movie?You ok man?

lol

Anyway HD is much better then DVD.

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compressed HD is much smaller than what u are sayin like u can get a 4 gb HD movie

and the quality is much better


#13

it'll probly be 2 yrs when these dvds r populr