Posts Tagged ‘ Blu-Ray ’

Blu-Ray Is Dead; Who Would Have Guessed?

Oct 28th, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Video Downloads, Video

ZDNet’s Tech Bits is declaring Blu-Ray dead: Blu-ray is in a death spiral. 12 months from now Blu-ray will be a videophile niche, not a mass market product. With only a 4% share of US movie disc sales and HD download capability arriving, the Blu-ray disc Association (BDA) is still smoking dope. Even $150 Blu-ray […]

Steve Jobs Delivers Blu-Ray Coup de Grâce

Oct 14th, 2008 | By | Category: Internet TV, Video

A still skeletal Steve Jobs today made a bunch of ho-hum MacBook introductions, most notable for killing off Firewire and introducing a new manufacturing process.  Along the way, though, he said something interesting about Blu-Ray HD DVDs: “Blu-ray is just a bag of hurt,” said Jobs. “It’s great to watch the movies, but the licensing of […]

Blu-Ray Death Watch Starting

Feb 23rd, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Video Downloads, Streaming Video, Video

Back in June of last year, we suggested that in the fight between Blu-Ray and HD DVD, Internet TV would be the winner: 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 […]

HD DVD Dead; Blu-Ray Next?

Feb 17th, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Movie Store, Digital Video Downloads, Internet TV, Streaming Video, Video

It looks like Toshiba is giving up on HD DVD, making Blu-Ray the de facto high-definition DVD standard. The format war, often compared to the Betamax-VHS battle in the 1980s, has confused consumers unsure of which DVD or player to buy. The HD DVD standard has suffered crippling blows in the last few months, though, […]

High Definition DVD Formats Going Nowhere Fast

Dec 31st, 2007 | By | Category: Digital Video Downloads, Internet TV, Video

Despite the fact that prices have plummeted for next-generation high-definition DVD players, the two systems – Blu-ray, developed by Sony, and HD DVD, from Toshiba, have sold only about one million stand-alone players combined. In June, we suggested that the winner in the war between HD DVD and Blu-Ray could be Internet TV. Increasingly, it’s […]