This bombshell has been dropped by Andy Griffiths, Director of Consumer Electronics for Samsung UK.
In an interview, Andy said that while Blu-ray will be hugely successful in the remainder of 2008 he believes the format only has another five years before its replaced by something new.
Many devout fans of the Blu-ray format will no doubt be up in arms over this news mainly because they wanted that feeling of victory over HD-DVD to last a little longer but I really can’t see why this revelation should make anyone upset.
Even at the height of the Blu-ray/HD-DVD “war” I never once believed that either format would outlast standard DVD.
If people stop for a moment to wipe those tears from their eyes they are more than welcome to get in line with the general consensus: the future of movies is in HD downloads.
What exactly is there to be upset about? If the format does last five years I’d say that’s a pretty decent return for something released in this day and age when things go out of fashion and become obsolete faster than they ever have.
Whenever I purchase a piece of technology I only expect it to last around three years before something much bigger and better comes along to replace it.
Repeat after me.
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