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Blu-ray on the rise after holiday sales



With all the Internet-connected TVs, the Apple TV and Roku boxes plus many streaming video choices, many analysts have predicted Blu-ray technology would fall before reaching it's peak. blu-ray-logo.jpgFor this holiday season DVD sales are down but Blu-ray sales are up 75%, according to a story in the Wall Street Journal citing data from Nash Information Services.

Blu-ray players, one of the "12 Gadgets of Christmas" featured in my recent video, now are available at prices below $100 and some Blu-ray discs are available at prices similar to DVDs. Streaming is nice, but I still believe some people will want to own certain movies and buy the special-edition Blu-ray sets that offer enhanced content.

The full Wall Street Journal story is here.

[Last modified: Monday, December 27, 2010 1:08pm]


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