Blue Ray Sales Struggle Even After HD DVD Death

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

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

and you can also get high definition content from internet

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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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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.

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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

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