Originally Posted by TheMoose
Blu-Ray may never completely overtake DVD sales but it's a long way from the niche products like laser discs or vinyl records!!
I agree. In fact, in the short time since the demise of HD-DVD, Blu-ray has rapidly gained market share much faster than most people predicted, and that despite a global recession. The only question now remaining is if, and how long before, both DVD and BDs are replaced by online downloads. Personally, I believe both disc formats will remain strong for many years to come, with BD continuing to gain market share. Still, it is kind of ironic that so many newer BD players have download/streaming capabilities built in; I guess the BD player manufacturers see the writing on the wall.