Quote: Originally Posted by chrisjw37
Personally I'm not going to bother, its another Betamax scenario
Well, we will agree to disagree then. While the take-up is a bit slow.....it's far faster than DVD originally was when it came out. Trust me, I had a stand-alone DVD player in 1998 and was struggling to find any stores which rented back then. In fact, I have a letter from Blockbuster that I wrote suggesting they start stocking DVD's and I have their return letter that said it wasn't a viable media and that it didn't make sense to carry them...but they would continue to watch the trend and might consider it at a later time.
The betamax version of high definition DVD's already sailed...it was called HD-DVD and it's now gone. BluRay is here to stay for a good long while.
Almost everything I rent from NetFlix is now on bluray.