research the bluray, sales are beyond what they expected. Streaming and stored media wont take over for a good 5 years. Bluray is taken over movie gallery. There’s to many people that actually want a physical product still.
sorry billy you fail. within 5 years there will be minimal market for dvd and bluray . but simply downloading movies from netflix or amazon or downloading and plugging a usb drive into your tv . copy and paste that in 5 years lol
4 years and it’s still only 12% of the physical market, and it’s shrinking in the overall market. Bookmark this thread and come back in 5 years – will “Blu-Ray be here to stay?” No. Unless you mean in the same way Beta and VHS are still around.
Blu-ray will flop because it will never have the majority of the market necessary to make it the default standard.
Based on the glut of low priced Blu-Ray discs clogging up the shelves near the front of the
Best Buy and Future Shop stores we frequent, this media format cannot be doing well. We are generally the types to invest in new formats (outside of lasers discs, lol) and we didn’t bother getting either HD or Blu when they emerged. Sticking with the occasional DVD and the rest of it is downloads from legit sources.
You walk up to a kiosk in the rain, plug in your USB drive and punch in the movies you want. Then plug in your Visa or debit to pay the $10 or so per movie (yeah they’ll be $30 like every new advance where they boost the price - who cares if you don’t get anything physical), take it home and plug it into your TV.
Or you can rent it online at MovieGallery.com for $10 and download it on your traffic shaped Internet connection in a couple hours. Faster on the premium $100 mo. connection.
Either download will erase itself once played.
The important thing is that nothing physical exists. No manufacturing, no employees, either a stainless steel vending machine or a web interface on your TV.
No jobs. No human interaction. You do all the work and you pay even more.
Don’t forget to press the I will be viewing this myself button when you download or they’ll ding you $30 instead of $10 for a ‘discounted family viewing ticket’.