BLU Ray is over! (1 Viewer)

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Mr.Pinkeye

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You know. DAMN. I just had to post again over that list. And the fact that there are a couple HDDVD's on that list, does not make it any less great.

Yeah, but the fact that the list includes Scooby Doo, Vertical Limit, Hart's War, Phone Booth, and From Hell does make the list less great. These and many others on the list belong in the remainders bin at walmart. :hatsoff:
 
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navychop

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Didn't change sides, just produced HD-DVD titles. Will likely continue plans to produce in BD.
 

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well the 10+ big time movie, media, PC companies disagree with that assessment.
 
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navychop

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See this thread: "...according to a recent SCEA survey of over 10,000 PS3 owners, 80 percent indicated they will buy Blu-ray movies and 75 percent said they use the PS3 as a primary device for viewing movies."

And: "...a leading market analyst projects continually increasing market share for Blu-ray Disc beginning in 2007, and predicts that by 2010 virtually all HD optical disc hardware sold will be Blu-ray hardware, with all but the smallest fraction of movie content also on Blu-ray only...."

Gotta wonder- are 80% of PS3 owners also HDTV owners? Or they play regular DVDs in the PS3? Or they're planning for the future when they plan to own an HDTV?

And elsewhere there are comments that BD discs are already outselling HD-DVD in weekly sales reports.

We won't know for months or years who, if anyone, wins. They could still both lose. HD-DVD could really come out with $99 players this year (or even $300 players), and the porn industry could really shift over to HD-DVD whole hog (even though BD has stronger copy protection) and all these predictions and reports could be smoke. Or not.

It ain't over.
 

JoeSp

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If Toshiba is reporting 175,000 HD-DVD players sold thru the end of 2006 and you had a respectable 55,000 360 HD-DVD drives sold then you get about 230,000 HD-DVD players sold in North America. Sony says they have delivered 1,000,000 PS3s to North America and given that there are some in the stores lets say they have only sold about 75%.

(I am trying to be very conservative here) so now you have 750,000 PS3s with BluRay and maybe another (conservative here again) 50,000 standalone BluRay players for a total of 800,000 BluRay players to 230,000 HD-DVD players. There is no way HD-DVD can outsell BluRay on movie releases. The numbers are just not there. This is why BluRay passed up HD-DVD on movie sales by the end of December.

Maybe when the Chinese HD-DVD player releases here in the US the price will be low enough to get the mass market buying...however, when March gets here and if Sony actually releases in Europe with the titles due out for March and April you are going to see a hugh surge in PS3 sales. This dual format 'war' is not going anywhere real fast.
 
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