It was only a short time ago that the HD format war ended. As we all know (I especially) that Blu-ray won due to it’s integration within the Playstation 3. With Blu-ray being the only true Full HD 1080p playback the sales can continue to rise. I know some people believe the upscaling DVD players are a good deal, but to watch No Country for Old Men on Blu-ray through 1080p the comparison is not there.
“According to data from Nielsen VideoScan First Alert, Disney’s Blu-ray title ‘No Country for Old Men’ drew 9.8 percent of its total unit sales from Blu-ray during its first five days in stores.
The Blu-Ray version of Fox’s ‘Hitman was even more popular – 12.6 percent of total customers bought the Blu-ray version during its first five days on sale.
In comparison, sales of HD DVD titles, prior to the format being dropped, were rarely more than 2% or 3% of a title’s total disc sales.”
“Not only is my background Blue, so is my disc”
Expect more Blu-ray players to be manufactured and at a cheaper price since there are non-gamers who would like a Blu-ray player without a PS3 attached to it. Call them crazy I say. For $399, you have yourself a PS3/Blu-ray player that updates itself through firmware available through the web. Oh yeah and with BD-Live.