Originally Posted by kennyt
I still think they will both be dead in five years. Sorry for being a pessimist, but once downloads and servers take off, in full 1080p with uncompressed audio, they are done. A few stalwarts like myself will keep players for both formats or universal players for the discs we own, but most people will simple download their content.
Look at the new MacBook Air, NO optical drive..... Some might think it's crazy, but it is likely the wave of the future.
No way. It's just not possible for it to happen.
There will be room for optical media for at least 10 or 15 years. Will HDM be behind DLC in 5 years? Quite possibly, but it will remain a market for a long time.
There are just some people who don't do the internet thing let alone high speed internet.