In Fight Between Blu-Ray And HD DVD, Is Internet TV The Winner?Jun 25th, 2007 | By James Lewin | Category: General
Businessweek takes a look today at the fight between Blu-Ray and HD DVD to become the dominant standard for high-definition video delivery:
Time doesn’t appear to be on either side. With hard-drive capacity growing exponentially and prices coming down even more sharply, experts predict most broadband-enabled homes within 10 years will download much of their content off the Internet, store it on terabyte home servers or cable boxes, and shuffle that content around the home or onto portable devices.
While some people may be doing this in 10 years, others are getting high-definition video from the Internet already, in the form of video podcasts delivered to your computer or Apple TV.
Internet TV is plagued by the same problems as Blu-Ray and HD DVD, though: limited content, complex setup and high cost for hardware. Nevertheless, Internet TV is already good enough to make users realize that high definition video discs are a tangent to the real future of video delivery – Internet TV.