To me the prices of equipment and disks, how much data can be stored etc. aren't really an issue. What matters is can they fool the public into buying into new technologies that offer moderate quality increases in exchange for the end user giving up all control of the product they are buying. Will the public accept a player that requires an internet connection / phone line attached? Or will we simply ignore the product, let it die from lack of revenue and wait a year or so longer for them to release products that aren't based on draconian DRM. If the public doesn't buy the product, they will be forced to release a product the public will buy.