Remember when high-def discs had to be priced competitively, else the other format would gladly undercut it
? Yeah, those were the days. Now that BD is parading around as the lone high-def physical format, the only real competitors are digital downloads
and internet piracy
. All of which are very real threats, by the way. A recent writeup over at The Dallas Morning News
brings up an excellent point -- now that Blu-ray player prices are at a reasonable level
, when can we expect movies to follow suit? Oh sure, we understand that programming in all that interactivity that eight people care about costs a lot of dough, but seriously, you can't just let admission be next-to-free and then make the rides unattainable. Back in July, we heard that Warner was looking to lower the (pricing) bar
this holiday season, but since then, everyone else has been mute. It's about time someone spoke up, no?
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