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Velcroman1 writes: My VCR is stashed in a closet, right next to a couple of CD-ROM players, a laser disc player, and other forgotten electronics. Is my Blu-ray player about to join them?

Strategy Analytics researcher Peter King recently said his analysts were surprised that DVD player sales continued to be so strong against Blu-ray players. That reminded me of what some critics have suspected: Blu-ray really hasn't caught on — and probably never will. "I'm surprised DVDs have continued to hang on," said King, referring to the fact that player sales of over 20 million units in the U.S. last year were pretty much evenly split between DVD and Blu-ray models. Blu-ray discs and players are clearly superior to DVDs, offering more features and a better picture overall. So why haven't shoppers been impressed?

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Why Has Blu-ray Failed to Catch Hold?

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  • Im a geek. Just wanted to start with that.

    I have 4 HD tv's in my home. All have HD Satellite receivers with HD DVR's in them. All also have network connected Blue-Ray players connected to them via HDMI so I can stream DVD and HD Netflix (among other things to them).

    But unfortunately, the wife's mini-van with the dual screen entertainment system still only does DVD. So until we replace that vehicle, the family truckster imposes least common denominator. When we buy movies for the kids, we need to be compatib

  • We have a Samsung TV and blue ray player. Despite several updates to the software we find that watching a movie is filled with frustration at the number of times the signal fails. The local rental store has a sign that they will no longer refund for blue ray issues. We continue to use DVD technology to reduce frustration. I also think there is even less control. I hate when I want to fast forward or take some other action only to find that the makers decided I was not allowed to do that. I would be happy

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