Originally Posted by Sleestack
20 gigs is very different than 700mb. By the time that happens fast for most people, the formats will either have made it or be dead.
Once all new large sets are 1080p, which isn't for away at all, people are going to be looking to use the 1080p capabilities of their sets, whether they understand what it is or not. As these players rapidly become cheaper, coupled with the fact that they can do DVD, people buying their new sets are definitely going to want them.
Just like 700mb is very different then 10MB when there was only 56k in the mid 90's.
Lets all agree (for the sake of arguement), that DVD's became the "norm" or mainstream, six years ago. At that time, could you download a DVD from your computer, like you can today? No
So you can take that example, and show Blue-Ray or HD-DVD, being atleast 4 to 5 years away from being the "norm" or mainstream, and then adding a year or so on top of that, to when you can see typical people, downloading hi-def movies
Its only a matter or time, when 20GB is labled as "tiny".