November 11, 2005
Blu Ray vs DVD – the Battle
Blu Ray discs with their enormous storage capacity, should it be 25, 30, 100 or 200 gb (yeah, the web is full of funny rumors about 200 gb Blu Rays), is catching Hollywood’s attention. It could become a new standard for high-resolution contents.
We’ll have cinema at home… and our Playstation 3 will probably be our favourite player!
David Mercer, Principal Analyst at Strategy Analytics, recently said: “For all the talk of a unified digital home, deep divisions still remain; Billions of dollars of revenue are at stake as PC companies battle with the consumer electronics industry for control of the digital home media server. DVD’s replacement will play a critical role in determining the success or failure of each group.”.
This highlights without any doubt next generation consoles’ great role in many media sectors; and, personally, I’m pretty sure the Playstation 3 will dominate thanks to Blu Ray. There is just no comparison with DVDs.
It’s just about standardization. DVDs are compatible with almost everything and capable to hold a sufficient amount of data for almost every application. But Blu Ray Cds are another planet!
PS3, as every Playstation (Sony) product, moves faster. It just moves faster. While XBox 360 will be 2006’s best console, Playstation 3 will be 2010’s best console, even if it comes out next year :)