The prices are going to have to be A LOT lower before I buy Blu-ray, and it's not just because I am a cheap guy! Take a look HERE.
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I wonder: Is adoption slow because of price, or does it have more to do with the average household television negating any improvement over the DVD players people already own?
I would imagine that the people who can afford large 1920x1080p TVs probably aren't complaining about $220 for a player at this point. Especially when those same toy-junkies already have it in the form of one of the 22 million PS3s out there.
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
I have a PS3 and a DVD upconverter connected to my 32" Sharp 1080P TV. It's really hard to tell the difference between some of the movies. SOME of my DVDs actually look even better than some of my Blu ray discs because their is a lot of noise. There are some movies tho, that are clearly better than the DVDs. Of course this is Apples to oranges comparison... but I still think the production value on some of these Blu Ray movies needs to be better.
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I know a lot of people with HDTVs. Most of them get them from rent to own places or some apartments offer them mounted on the wall around here. I only know one person with a BluRay player. And thats a PS3. I do know 3 people with HDDVD players though.
I've got a Blu-ray drive in my computer. Since I already had an HDCP enabled monitor (1920 x 1200 24")I figured I'd try it out. You do notice a sharper picture in most cases, although it definitely depends on how the movies are re-encoded. Ncix.com has been selling a 2x Sony Blu-ray drive for $99.99 on sale and I've bought several blu-rays for 19.99, so prices can be somewhat decent....sometimes...lol. DVDs used to be that price not too long ago, though. Still it depends on your personal taste I guess.
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I love B-ray it would be great if it were competiave with DVD
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My HTPC (mITX) that I built a little while back has a BD-ROM installed. I can't say that I am bothered too much by pricing at the moment as I just rent my BDs from netflix anyway. (They add $1 a month if you want to rent blu-rays)
So its not breaking me either way :)
The jobless numbers for California were recently released and the state's unemployment rate is 10.1%. LA County is at 10.5%. So just how soon are those Blu-ray price cuts expected to hit?
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