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post #91 of 99
When they settle on a format, I'll be a player.
post #92 of 99
I seriously just want Blu-Ray for backups. Can you imagine burning 100GB disks? That's just crazy. It would make everyone's life's much easier I imagine.
post #93 of 99
TKAM, do you think this will be settled this year?

I'm not suggesting that HD-DVD will disappear this year. But, I am betting that by December, the decision for which to choose will be a no brainer.

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Originally Posted by ken36
When they settle on a format, I'll be a player.
Exactly. I couldn't care less which wins, but I want one to win fast. So ken36 and others like him will jump on.

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Or am I completely nuts? Any think HD-DVD still has a shot or the best shot in this race?
post #94 of 99
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Any think HD-DVD still has a shot or the best shot in this race?
I doubt it unless they come out with a new game player that people want that has HD-DVD included or they price the next generation of players so low that it is a no-brainer purchase (less than $200 would be a good start).

The PS3 is the reason BluRay is beating HD-DVD right now. Before the release of the PS3, BD was getting killed (studio support or not) because the BD players were double the price of the HD-DVD players. Nearly everyone knew that the PS3 would be much cheaper than the stand-alone players, so a lot of people waited to jump in. The PS3 has sold more than 1,500,000 units if I remember correctly, so that put many more BD players in homes than all of the HD players combined (by a long shot). Also, Sony put a free BD movie in with the first released PS3s to get people in the "game".
post #95 of 99
I think the only hope HD-DVD has left is that HD sales are still miniscule compared to DVD sales. So when HD is (more) mainstream then the real war begins.
post #96 of 99
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Originally Posted by virometal View Post
I'm betting Blu-Ray is the clear leader/winner after 07. It's looking like the writing is on the wall for HD-DVD for the same reasons the prognosticators selected Blu Ray last year. (I own a HD-DVD player btw)

- Sales

- Studio Support

- Name Brand Manufacteres: at least in my part of the world, Sony, Panasonic, Samsung, and Pioneer carry more nameplate weight than Toshiba and RCA.

- The PS3 effect

- Marketing

What do you guys think?
I fully agree with all points. But I'm not sure the PS3 is making that big an impact. I have no idea what its sales numbers are...but I'm sure they really start climbing when the exclusive games come out.

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I seriously just want Blu-Ray for backups. Can you imagine burning 100GB disks? That's just crazy. It would make everyone's life's much easier I imagine.
But it's still optical media...imagine if a disc got scratched? Unless you were planning on burning multiple discs it seems like a bad idea. Not to mention I don't think anyone knows the number of years a BD disc will last.
post #97 of 99
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Originally Posted by J-Pak View Post
I have no idea what its sales numbers are...
Since January, Blu Ray media has been outselling HD-DVD media, and the gap is widening:

http://www.eetimes.com/news/latest/s...leID=197800833
post #98 of 99
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Originally Posted by J-Pak View Post
But I'm not sure the PS3 is making that big an impact. I have no idea what its sales numbers are...but I'm sure they really start climbing when the exclusive games come out.
It has had a major impact on BD sales. If you had followed it, you would have seen HD-DVD beating BD handly up until December 2006. After the release of the PS3, BD creeped up and past HD in a convincing way.

The PS3 is not making a huge impact in the gaming market. That will follow, like you mentioned, with more games. As more gamers buy the PS3, more BD sales will follow.
post #99 of 99
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But it's still optical media...imagine if a disc got scratched? Unless you were planning on burning multiple discs it seems like a bad idea. Not to mention I don't think anyone knows the number of years a BD disc will last.
Remember the Bluray discs have a more scratch resistant coating than dvd/cd
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