Sony have a reputation of trying to force their own restrictive technology on consumers and losing - their own MP3 format, the PSP UMT disk drive. Is the BluRay another expensive turkey?

We’ve talked before about our bewilderment over the race of next generation disc formats (BlueRay and HD-DVD). Almost a year ago, Hedyeh Parsia wrote a detailed piece on the battle for PSFK and said:

"As Toshiba and Sony duke it out, PSFK thinks the real debate lies in whether a disc, regardless of its format, can compete with digital downloads in the medium to long term. No doubt that the two giants will make superior products, but haven’t consumers already moved away from the physical?"

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