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Old 11-01-08, 03:23 AM   #32
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Default Re: Blu-ray is dead - heckuva job, Sony!

I don't think streaming (guaranteed to play @ high bitrates and resolutions WHILE downloading) content will attain great market share. If Blu-Ray stumbles then downloadable HD content may take off in the form of content delivered straight to the hard drives of DVRs, consoles and proprietary set-top boxes.

Maybe you will be able to watch some of it whilst it's still downloading. I dunno, it seems to me though that at least SOME form of downloaded and locally-stored HD content will be the format of choice. I just don't see anyone committing to being able to satisfy bandwidth requirements for true streaming. ... and then on the other hand maybe I don't know enough about current internet vs. cable tv data throughput.

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