There is a lot riding on Blu-ray technology especially with the holiday season approaching. The more I read about Blu-ray and its success or failure, it is entirely up to us consumers how well the new players sell this month and next month at Christmas time. What usually is not mentioned is the cost of not only a Blu-ray player, but also other costs associated with watching Blu-ray movies.
According to the San Jose Mercury news, they cite the fact that Blu-ray players will be under $200 this holiday. But this is not the TOTAL cost of buying a Blu-Ray player. Beside the player, you also need a HDTV that supports 1080p. Most of the HDTV sets being offered for sale that are priced under $1,000, support 720p only. In addition, to get the most out of Blu-ray, a home theater system adds to the audio enhancement and user experience.
So even if one wants to go with Blu-ray, you may be spending over $1,000 this holiday season to take full advantage of the Blu-ray experience.
So will consumers flock to Blu-ray this holiday season? What do you think? Are you in the market for a Blu-ray system?