Technobabble: PlayStation 3 price drop unlikely to boost Blu-ray

  • Article by: Randy A. Salas , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 24, 2009 - 5:26 PM

Owners of the game system have been slow to adopt the format.

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jgermscheidAug. 24, 09 5:45 PM

until they drop their price to what regular DVDs are or unitl they stop manufacturing regular DVD players. just like with the VHS, the standard DVD has to die and the Blu-ray price needs to drop.

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kamkamAug. 24, 09 5:52 PM

We have enjoyed our PS3 as both a gaming system and as a DVD player. Once Netflix started supplying blu-ray discs as an option, we were in 7th heaven. No need to buy an overpriced movie when we can rent it from the comfort of our home.

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boyoboy29Aug. 24, 09 6:30 PM

i have a ps3 and LOVE it. i doubt bluray will ever enjoy the success of DVD as downloadable content can be streamed so well now and will surely get better. on a side note: i would love a PS3 app for my iphone if there are any developers out there

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fenderu2Aug. 24, 09 7:37 PM

They really need to develop a blue ray player that can record high def tv, and the price of the movies needs to come down. Maybe I'm getting old (37) but there just are not many movies worth watching over and over. And to pay $40 for a movie is just too much. I used to watch movies multiple times but now I just can't do it. I NEVER rent movies anymore, just wait till there on hbo or showtime, etc. I think the bigger deal is the quality of movies coming out. They are so predictable, non entertaining and redundant towards previous movies.

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wipronAug. 24, 09 8:20 PM

Ever heard of checking around for a better price? I have, let just say a lot, of HD movies with an average price of under $10. That's cheaper than what I used to pay for DVD's or lets not forget CD's were $18.99 when they first came out! Picture is Fantastic and the audio is AWESOME!! It really makes Movie watching and experience! IMO!!

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boshkAug. 24, 09 8:21 PM

i think blu-ray is the last gasp of the disk-based movie. i beleive that the next step is that we will have our collections in an "on-demand" set up where we have digital rights stored on some server somewhere and we just queue up whatever movie we want to watch, or purchase the rights to a new movie we would like to watch. that or netflix is just going to take over the world and rent out whatever format is popular at the time. since i started netflix i have not bought a movie in over a year, and since blu-ray came out i cannot bring myself to buy a dvd-formatted movie, let alone pay $30 for a blu-ray disk.. i wont even pay $10/person to see a movie in a theater...

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THoffmanAug. 24, 09 8:30 PM

and I own 10 BluRay movies to my 3 PS3 games. Good deals can be had on BluRay movies, if you buy used and check eBay. I condider it the heart of my home theater system, in that it upgrades the quality of my DVDs and that I can occasionally play some dynamite games on it. If only it was compatable w/ PS2 games, it would be perfect.

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gkramer61Aug. 24, 09 8:51 PM

Blu-ray will take over from DVDs for many people. The video quality and sound quality is just so much better then the average set top box much less any streaming video source. We know the pricing will be the same as DVDs at some point. Of course their is the crowd that thinks a MP3 sounds great. Nearly everyone with a home theater room will own blu-ray within 3 years.

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achristAug. 24, 09 9:27 PM

I agree with boshk. The writing is on the wall. I can stream movies from Netflix to my PC. If I had a new Tivo I could download them to that in HD. It's only going to be a matter of time when we can trash all our DVDs and Blu-rays and everything will be online. There will be some audiophiles and video junkies that will swear by their Blu-rays, and there are still people who swear that betamax was the best format for serious videography. Where did that go? $299 for a PS3 is better. Bring back PS2 compatibility and I'm sold. Blu-Ray? Who cares? Won't matter in a few years.

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StarquestAug. 24, 09 9:37 PM

Blu-Ray could be a stop-gap solution until network-based movies are a reality. However, Comcast recently instituted a 250GB monthly limit. That's a step backwards. Furthermore, the low success of Blu-Ray is fairly predictable: you need to upgrade your player AND possibly your TV for a marginal difference. And who wants to go out and re-purchase their entire collection? Not very many people. For most, DVD is good enough.

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