Samsung: Blu-ray Will Be Dead in Five Years

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We've finally gotten to the good stuff in Blu-ray: BD-Live 2.0 players all over the place, Transformers, Firefly, cheaper prices, almost everything we wanted. That's too bad, because Samsung says this party will be over in just five years.


Andy Griffiths, Samsung UK's director of consumer electronics, says that "I think it [Blu-ray] has 5 years left, I certainly wouldn't give it 10." Sad, really, since he believes 2008 is finally Blu-ray's year (we agree, by year's end, it'll have finally found its stride).

He doesn't elaborate on what he thinks will take it down, but since Samsung is moving into internet-connected TVs, it's possible he's referring to the oft-cited digital downloads specter that's been haunting the format war since the first shots were fired. Whatever happens, it'll look pretty on our OLED sets in 2010, which is when he thinks the tech will finally go mainstream. [Pocket Lint]



OK the Grover face on the BD-bush disc will always amuse me.

We needn't look any further than a TV commercial advertising TV's to see how much people care about HD. Oooh, aaah...look at the fancy new HDTV with its crystal clear image......but wait, I'm watching this ad on my stupid SD CRT box.

Now we have new trickery with the deliberately fuzzy image with the clear spot in the middle asking "Do you see in HD?". People still buy DVD's over the rest, and they look great upscaled on big HD sets.