Blu-ray to overtake DVD in two years predicts Disney, Europe to trail US

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<p><img style="margin: 6px; float: left;" src="http://www.homecinemachoice.com/files/hcc_content/software/sleeping.jpg" title="Will Sleeping Beauty awaken BD Live?" width="142" height="142" />Blu-ray will blast past DVD sales in as little as two years. That’s the belief of Disney vice president of Blu-ray and DVD creative production, David Jessen. </p>
<p>He says that the hi-def format is ‘right on the verge of becoming really big in the US… in two years Blu-ray will eclipse DVDs.’ <span class='read-more'><a href="http://www.homecinemachoice.com/blogs/team_HCC/bd+to+overtake+dvd">&nbsp;read&nbsp;more&nbsp;&raquo;</a></span></p>
 

xit2050

Well-known Member
He would say that... wouldn't he...
 

richardb70

Distinguished Member
Very. Wishful. Thinking.
 

kbfern

Distinguished Member
It's a fairy tale,well he does work for Disney:D

It won't happen for 5 years+ if at all.
 

sniffer66

Distinguished Member
"The Blu-ray release of the 1959 animated classic Sleeping Beauty will be the first from the studio to allow viewers to talk and send messages to each other during the movie (just like being at a real cinema!)"

Thats why I DON'T go to a real cinema any more !! Great, bring the chavs into your own living room for that "real cinema experience" What next, simulated popcorn bag crunching ?

:rolleyes:
 

marty2005

Novice Member
It'll be true once Blu-Ray players/recorders are below £99, movies are the same price as dvds and blank media are cheap like blank dvds.
 

xit2050

Well-known Member
It'll be true once Blu-Ray players/recorders are below £99, movies are the same price as dvds and blank media are cheap like blank dvds.
Players will come down.
Movies will drop, but I don't see them drop to £4-£6 (a price range in which you can get thousands of dvds nowadays).
I don't see blank media drop to the price point of blank dvds; look at DL dvds, they said the same thing about those, but they never really dropped a lot and now they have almost completely disappeared.
 

robfosters

Active Member
Players will come down.
Movies will drop, but I don't see them drop to £4-£6 (a price range in which you can get thousands of dvds nowadays).
I don't see blank media drop to the price point of blank dvds; look at DL dvds, they said the same thing about those, but they never really dropped a lot and now they have almost completely disappeared.
You can already pick up a brand new Sammy blu-ray player for £150 Play.com (UK) : Samsung BD-P1400/XEU Blu-ray High Definition Player : Electronics - Free Delivery (to prove my point.

Within 2 years they will be peanuts. Asda jobbies and everything. A vast amount of blu-ray films can already be picked up for about a tenner. As more titles are released, the older ones will drop. I can see some titles costing £6-£7 by next summer. No TV that is not HD is sold any more, Millions of PS3's are being shifted this christmas. I think the fella has a good point.

EDIT: Just looked. With Play's 3 for 2 offer that seems ongoing. Quite a lot of Blu-Rays are already going for £7 each.
 
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sunderland

Novice Member
Players will come down.
Movies will drop, but I don't see them drop to £4-£6 (a price range in which you can get thousands of dvds nowadays).
and how many years was it before you could get them for that price,and its only films that have been out years,blu-ray has come right down now and the disks are at the price were normal dvds were when they first came out
 

marty2005

Novice Member
DVD +R DL have not disappeared, I use them. You can get 8x 10 printables for around £3.80.

Still waiting for DVD +RW DL though.
 

sirlukas

Active Member
I think he is actually right as to one thing.
Blue Ray will overtake DVDs very soon (even maybe in two years), but definitely not in USA :D
They still use 4:3 standard for TV, HELLO!!! :D
 
It'll likely happen in the USA first.

While still using 4:3 for standard TV is pretty dated, at least America got the switch to HDTV right. The UK went from 4:3 analogue to 16:9 analogue, then convinced everyone to switch to a low quality standard-def digital TV system. Whilst the US & Canada (and others) went from 4:3 analogue to 16:9 HDTV in one stroke.

I do wonder when we'll see an end to the "Blu-ray will fizzle out" mentality; it's not happening. It's as if people seem to expect a new format to wipe the other out in the space of a few months.
 

richardb70

Distinguished Member
Never forget these guys are in it for the money. If BD films end up at DVD pricing levels in a couple of years, how is that attractive for them? They will always be a premium price compared to DVDs, and for most people who buy in supermarkets, that will be a no-no.

P.S. I have to laugh at the 2.0 content on Sleeping Beauty. That really is ridiculous.
 
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Marky P

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It'll likely happen in the USA first.

While still using 4:3 for standard TV is pretty dated, at least America got the switch to HDTV right. The UK went from 4:3 analogue to 16:9 analogue, then convinced everyone to switch to a low quality standard-def digital TV system. Whilst the US & Canada (and others) went from 4:3 analogue to 16:9 HDTV in one stroke.

I do wonder when we'll see an end to the "Blu-ray will fizzle out" mentality; it's not happening. It's as if people seem to expect a new format to wipe the other out in the space of a few months.
Here here!:smashin:
 

covdude

Banned
the current cash crisis will dent the progress of the HD and Blueray' movement ' but everyone i know whos going to upgrade are going to purchase HD and Blue Ray. Enough said.
 

lloydsmart

Novice Member
I don't think it's as far fetched as some might think. I work at Currys (sorry!) and I've heard that we're getting some cheap-and-nasty bluray players from Logik in time for Christmas. Might even be £99. Probably between £100-£150
 

robfosters

Active Member
Why are you sorry? At least your obviously interested in what you do, unlike some who just try to folg you anything without really knowing diddly squat.
 

lloydsmart

Novice Member
Thanks. By "sorry" I meant "sorry to have to tell you this, but..." rather than "sorry I work at Currys".

I'm only there part-time now while I do an electronics degree, but I was there full-time over the summer and it did annoy me how they only seemed to be interested in technical knowledge if it helped them sell stuff. (e.g. what I thought about HDMI leads didn't go down particularly well!) Still, that's just business I suppose.
 

jayden28

Novice Member
Disney have not been to stores like hmv,virgin and others to see that blu ray will not take over dvd,insane prices.
 

robfosters

Active Member
(e.g. what I thought about HDMI leads didn't go down particularly well!) Still, that's just business I suppose.
I bet that went down like a lead balloon. I would'nt go telling them what you really think of their Logik blu-ray players either.

Incidentally, when you do get those in, is there any chance of putting a little review up on the forum? I would be interested to know exactly what can be bought now for a ton. And the million $ question, how does the quality stack up against the PS3.
 

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