"Putting the cart before the horse?"
Every time I think Blu-ray has picked up steam and is finally rolling, we seem to hit a speed bump of some sort. Case in point: lately I've been pleased to see how the prices of the players, and even the discs seem to be creeping out of the stratosphere of videophiles, and towards the terra firma of mass adoption. With all signs that this upcoming Black Friday will rack up some serious sales, it seemed to be the way things are going.
However, not so fast. I found this opinion piece which brings up an interesting point. While HDTV's have been all the rage for years now, it still is only 25% of US households that actually have one. That means to the other 75'% of folks, a Blu-ray player will offer no advantage as they have no suitable display for it. He also brings up that downloads may eclipse Blu-ray as the delivery format of the new hi def digital media as fast broadband becomes more prevalent, if not more affordable.
I think the jury is still out, but we'll have a better idea after the holiday season as to where we stand in the Blu-ray vs DVD skirmish smoldering. Let's also realize that while the Vatican is distributing their message on every format, they seemed to have skipped over Blu-ray for the time being. Do they have some inside info?