Blu-Ray Drive for Every High-End PC
It will take years for the consumer electronics industry to fully adopt Blu-ray disc (BD) technology that enables movies in 1920x1080 (1080p) resolution, but personal computer industry is highly likely to embrace the standard much faster.
At present Blu-ray drives start at $100, which is just a fraction of the cost of a high-end personal computer, and next year such drives will be even more affordable. As a result, higher-end gaming systems will start to sport them by default sometimes in 2009 just to declare another “feature” to drive sales amid economic turmoil.
We do not expect all owners of BD-enabled PCs to rapidly stop buying DVDs and get Blu-ray movies instead (just because of the fact that Blu-ray discs still cost considerably more than DVDs), but with drive inside their high-end PCs, they will definitely start using the technology and see all the advantages it will bring.