Archive for August, 2010

Update on Blu-ray and DVDs

Most companies prefer sales charts that move up and to the right, not down and to the right.

Today’s Wall Street Journal has an article which validates my previous post on Blu-ray’s obsolescence. Today’s article notes that DVD/Blu-ray sales are continuing to decline from their peak of nearly $16 billion in 2007, to less than $13 billion in 2009. Year-over-year sales declined 14% in the 2nd quarter of 2010 with no expected increase. Most movie execs claimed that a lack of movies was responsible for the decline in sales not a shift in viewing and buying patterns.

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Blu-ray Discs are Already Obsolete

Blu-ray is cool and all, but too bad it's going to be irrelevant.

Yes, I am stating unequivocally that Blu-ray disc technology is already obsolete. But not because there is a better pre-recorded viewing technology, but rather the Blu-ray disc obsolescence stems from a changed marketplace. Online Streaming coupled with changing media consumption patterns means that those Blu-ray Disc players and movies delivering the latest and greatest viewing experience are already becoming obsolete and will never achieve the success and ubiquity of VHS or DVD players.

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