Do we actually need a disc? Blu-Ray’s future uncertain

by admin January 6, 2009 at 6:00 pm

Las Vegas (NV) – At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last January, Warner Brothers made the decision to withdraw support for the HD-DVD video disc, thus delivering the future of at-home entertainment to the rival, Blu-ray format. With the recent advent of high-speed, on-demand movies available in 1080p via Internet downloads, can a new, expensive physical disc even remain viable?

At this year’s CES, which officially begins on Wednesday, a recession looms over the event as consumer spending is lower than ever. Over 2 million square feet of space will be jam-packed with the hottest and trendiest mobile phones, mp3 players, flat screen televisions, computers, digital cameras and, oh yeah, Blu-ray products.

Blu-ray will be a major source of attention this year as for the first time it gets to have the floor all to itself, having won out over HD-DVD.

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