3 Reasons to Avoid Blu-ray (For Now)

Electronic House

Blu-ray supporters let out a collective sigh of relief following the format war victory several months ago, but manufacturers have yet to reap the benefits. Turns out consumers are reluctant to give up their now-pedestrian DVD players. In a recent poll, only nine percent plan to buy a Blu-ray player within the next year. All things considered, you might do well to wait awhile. It’s true that a Blu-ray disc can hold up to 25GB on a side (compared to 4.7GB for a regular DVD), and can hold high-definition TV formats (720p, 1080i, 1080p) vs. the 480p of a regular DVD. But still, is that sufficient reason to upgrade? The answer really depends on your taste in movies, the size of your wallet, and your tolerance for changing technology.