You have a DVD player, right? Complicated machine, isn't it (he said sarcastically)? Turn it on, hit open, drop in a disc, hit play.
Have you been shopping for a Blu-ray player lately? Scan the feature list of the latest decks and you'll come away thinking that playing a movie disc may be the least important function it performs.
But this isn't a bad thing. The Blu-ray player has morphed into a device that brings a Blockbuster and a music store to your HDTV, plus can keep you in visual touch with friends and family.