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#187400 - 12/10/07 09:59 PM More news from the HD/BR war
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I always wonder how many people are buying(for a gift or not) the movies and not realizing it is HD or BR and don't have a high def player at all?
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#187403 - 12/10/07 10:11 PM Re: More news from the HD/BR war [Re: jakewash]
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Thanks for sharing Jason. There isn't much actual "news" in that article unfortunately. I don't remember seeing any sale prices on HD-DVD on Black Friday, so it only makes sense that the numbers would be in favor of Blu-Ray for that day, but the article doesn't factor in the big $98 HD-DVD player sales in early November for that one point. Total numbers sold are so skewed with PS3 sales to people who just want it to play games, and people with laptops with HD-DVD drives in them who could care less about watching a hi-def movie on their 15.1" screen.

Of course, if you really want to get fired up, read the pi$$ing match going on in the comments. I say let's have it all. HD-DVD (which is my "favorite") AND Blu-Ray, and a combo unit that sucessfully plays them both for $100. THEN I will be happy and we will all say "Hey, do you remember way back when we used to fight over HD formats. Boy, we really acted childish back then..."
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#187412 - 12/10/07 10:47 PM Re: More news from the HD/BR war [Re: nickbuol]
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I was more interested in how BR movies outsold HD-DVD 3:1 fairly significant.
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#187415 - 12/10/07 10:58 PM Re: More news from the HD/BR war [Re: jakewash]
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I've purchased several Blu-ray titles since the Buy One, Get One promotions. I think HD DVD needs to start doing that like NOW if they want to do well over the holiday.

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#187420 - 12/10/07 11:59 PM Re: More news from the HD/BR war [Re: CV]
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I think it is important to point out that PS3 has sold 2.5 million units and I'm betting many who originally bought the units for gaming are getting into HD movies. As this article points out HD DVD and Blu-ray 57,000 HD DVD and Blu-ray stand-alone players were sold during the important "Black Friday" week that ended Nov. 24. Of those, 62% were HD DVD and 37% Blu-ray. In comparison, 600,000 standard DVD players were sold. I'm enjoying movies on both formats and hope both stay around.
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#187422 - 12/11/07 12:03 AM Re: More news from the HD/BR war [Re: HomeDad]
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I'd much rather they both succeed than both fail, that's for sure. Still, it's just amazing that it came to this. Maybe the economy really needs to tank just so every industry is much more respectful of the consumer's dollars. Not really wishing that, but what will make them learn?

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#187442 - 12/11/07 05:17 AM Re: More news from the HD/BR war [Re: CV]
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If the economy tanked I think the whole thing might die out as too many people have alot invested in SD and so few have HD equipment that the price of HD dvds and BR dvds and their respective equipment would have to drop to the same price point as SD for it to stay viable. That much higher price for high def dvds is one, if not the most contributing factor, in my having bought an upconverting player instead of a high def player.
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#187445 - 12/11/07 07:29 AM Re: More news from the HD/BR war [Re: jakewash]
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Well, I was speaking in a more general sense of having respect for people's money. Again, not really wishing for that, because even I don't want to have that much respect for my money. \:\) Disposable income, all the way.

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#187455 - 12/11/07 09:56 AM Re: More news from the HD/BR war [Re: CV]
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I think this is a very significant number 600,000 SD players in one day. In my house I have 4 DVD players including the one in my computer (which is used much more for burning than watching movies). My best DVD player is in my dedicated HT room. The other two are cheapies bought at Wall Mart. I also have 2 small kids that love to watch Cars and other movies over and over again. I am not wasting projector bulb life on this, so either I get 2 HD DVD players or 2 version of the movie, I don't like either option!

Here is the problem; I have discs for my Xbox, I have SD DVD’s , I have CD’s, I have DVD audio and SACD’s, I have Karaoke CD”s and interactive CD Roms for my computer. All could have the label “Cars” on it. All the discs are the same size, with very similar looking labels, I am a tech head and even I get confused as to which disc I need for the application I am using, not to mention my wife or mother-in-law (I have had more than one call from my wife saying the kids want watch CARS, which disk do I put in?). There is no way I want to introduce a new format (yet alone 2 (HD DVD and Blu Ray)) into my household right now. This is just NUTS!!!!

Up scaling DVD is the way to go, and until you can buy an HD unit (and I don’t care what format) for under $50, it will be a format for Videofiles and not the masses.

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#187456 - 12/11/07 10:02 AM Re: More news from the HD/BR war [Re: Worfzara]
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