Question of the Day: Is Blu-Ray a Placeholder Format?

According to Laurie Fincham, Chief Scientist at THX, Blu-ray doesn't have much of a future. In fact, she was quoted as saying that "I think it's too late for Blu-ray," in a recent interview with Home Cinema Choice Magazine. The reason? She thinks that consumers are waiting for HD movies to become available on flash memory. While it is true that mankind probably doesn't need another spinning format, there is plenty of evidence to suggest that Blu-ray is taking off. In fact, a recent study suggests that it may be in as many as 30 million homes by the end of 2008. So, the question is, do you think Blu-ray will last, or is it merely a placeholder for HD digital video distribution?

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[Home Cinema Choice via DVD Town and DVD Town]