It could just turn out that Blu-ray disc players may end up providing movies to viewers even when the discs themselves become obsolete. According to research from The Diffusion Group and reported on Home Media magazine's website, Blu-ray players capable of accessing the Internet are gradually replacing several set-top boxes to bring movies from Netflix, Amazon, Blockbuster and other video sites to viewers. The research indicated that other settop boxes from Roku, Yudu, Boxee and others will become non-existent by 2014. The players are also regarded as an alternative to premium-priced high-definition TV stations that have web access built in.