Sony To Improve Overall Performance
“Some people say the war is over, but from our perspective the battle has just begun,” Glasgow said, referring to Sony’s Blu-ray push.
Glasgow also downplayed the immediate impact online video downloads will have on the Blu-Ray disc market, due mainly to the slow download speeds of most home connections in the U.S., adding that it may take up to 10 years before downloading full-length movies becomes mainstream. “I don’t see it derailing packaged media” in the short-term, he said.
Meanwhile, the price of some Sony Blu-ray players will hit $299 next year, with the possibility of $199 players the following year, Glasgow said.