In a recent Apple get-together conference (actually right now I think…), Steve Jobs says Blue-ray discs are “bag of hurt” and he’s unsure if this Blue-ray disc thing will keep going or not.
Although I don’t agree with Steve Jobs’ decision on going with AT&T for the iPhone, I have to agree Blue-ray discs are still in their early stages and things could drastically change in the next 1-2 years.
Just remember when the last couple time Sony failed to standardize their new technology inventions such as Laser Discs and Mini-disc players. I used to ponder when our family would get a laser disc player and a mini-disc player but it turns out CDs and DVDs became the “THANG”.
Just like that, things can change so if you were going to purchase that Blue-ray disc player, just hold on 1 more year, and make sure the masses keep using Blue-ray. Don’t be a guinea pig! (If you are going to get a Blue-ray disc player, get a PS3, at least you can play games on it even if Blue-ray goes poof!)
Steve Jobs may be doing a smart thing here and save a lot of money on licensing costs, which is probably at its peak right now.
Quote by Jobs:
Blu-ray is a bag of hurt. I don’t mean from the consumer point of view. It’s great to watch movies, but the licensing is so complex. We’re waiting until things settle down, and waiting until Blu-ray takes off before we burden our customers with the cost of licensing.