Samsung Exec: Blu-ray Will Be Gone in 5 Years
One Samsung executive says Blu-ray will be wildly popular for the next five years, but will eventually be replaced by something bigger and better.
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September 03, 2008 by Chuck McKenney

Having beaten HD DVD in the format war, Blu-ray remains the champion of high-definition. But how long will that dominance last? Not long, according to one high-level Samsung executive.

“I think it [Blu-ray] has 5 years left, I certainly wouldn’t give it 10”, Andy Griffiths, director of consumer electronics at Samsung UK told Pocket-lint.com.

Griffiths didn’t elaborate on exactly what would knock-out Blu-ray, only adding that it will be replaced by another format or technology.

With that said, Griffiths also believes the time is now for Blu-ray. “It’s going to be huge”, Griffiths is quoted in Pocket-lint.com. “We are heavily back-ordered at the moment.”

In sticking with predictions, Griffiths also says OLED will become mainstream in 2010.

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