SAN JOSE, Calif. Blu-Ray drives will not supplant DVD drives as the main optical storage device on personal computers until sometime after 2013, according to a new report from iSuppli Corp. The relatively high cost and limited library of movies is limiting their uptake in PCs, the market watcher said.
By 2013 only 16.3 percent of PCs will include Blu-Ray drives, up from 3.6 percent today, iSuppli predicts. Blu-Ray drives "eventually will find success, but during the next five years, that success will be limited in the PC segment," said Michael Yang, a senior storage analyst at iSuppli.
"It's undeniable that Blu-ray delivers a higher-definition picture, better sound quality and larger storage space for home entertainment," Yang added. "However, these benefits may have little or no value when viewing the content on a smaller desktop or laptop PC screen and using poor speakers," he said.