From Wired: [blog.wired.com] (a couple of days ago)
This leaves Blu-Ray as the presumptive victor in the irrelevant optical disk format war. It now must face up to the real competition: the continuing success of DVD and the growing popularity of downloads, both on the internet and on-demand cable TV.
A couple of people have been making this point since the format war began. It's an irrelevant war - DVD's will hang on as a defacto standard until the whole industry changes to being bits in the pipe.
[edit: add] Well, when the price of the burners comes down to planet earth, they'll make a good data format. 50GB presently, (dual layer), with the possibility of multi layer disks pushing that to 200GB. (source [blu-ray.com])