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Old 09-06-2007, 01:34 AM
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The theme was Star Trek and the presenters were dressed in Star Trek outfits and the stage was set with Star Trek decorations. The first presentation was all about their new LCD panels, however, I'll just discuss the HD DVD side of the presentation here.

Here's the list of the new news.

1. All Gen 3 players will be packed with Born Identity and 300. All ValueElectronics.com Gen 3 advance orders qualify for the two additional titles packed with the players.

2. Buy a HD DVD player and the Star Trek box set and their is a mail-in rebate for a Star Trek HD DVD phaser remote control unit, very cool looking and sound effects. All ValueElectronics.com pre-orders are eligible.

3. The 5 free HD DVD movies will be extended till 2/28/08 and new titles are added to the selection. xBox and notebook PC with HD DVD drives will qualify for the 5 free HD DVD movie offer.

4. Just considering Warner, Universal, Paramount, Dreamworks and Dreamworks Animation more than 125 new titles will be release by the end of '07.

5. Shinco, Ventura, Alpine, Onkyo and Integra and the 3 new Gen 3 HD DVD players will all ship by early Q4 '07.

6. Total HD DVD player unit sales are expected to reach more than 30 million stand alone units by the end of 07. (I know htis number sounds high so I'll check tomorrow and post a correction if my notes are incorrect)

7. Amazon and ValueEletronics.com report the A2 is the #1 best seller.

8. According to NPD data, BD stand alone players have 16% market share, HD DVD enjoys a 33% market share, while SD DVD holds 51%.

9. All studios are going to expand the connectivity features, like on the Star Trek HD DVD you can connect to CBS's server and get a tour of the Star Ship Enterprise.

10. All Toshiba products are Earth friendly and will carry the "Earth Protection" logo on their packaging. There is a long list of things Toshiba has developed to ensure their Earth friendly compliance.

HD DVD boldly goes where no other format has gone before.

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6. Total HD DVD player unit sales are expected to reach more than 30 million stand alone units by the end of 07. (I know htis number sounds high so I'll check tomorrow and post a correction if my notes are incorrect)

8. According to NPD data, BD stand alone players have 16% market share, HD DVD enjoys a 33% market share, while SD DVD holds 51%.

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30 million must be wrong. I think even 1 million is optimistic by the end of 2007.

The stand alone players sound really high also. 50/50 between HD and SD players ??? I have been seeing 96% SD and 4% HD or worse...

BTW... are you there? =p~

Thanks for the info!
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6. Total HD DVD player unit sales are expected to reach more than 30 million stand alone units by the end of 07. (I know htis number sounds high so I'll check tomorrow and post a correction if my notes are incorrect)
Yeah, that does sound a little out there.
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I expect there to be a correction to that sales expectation, very soon!
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30 million must be wrong. I think even 1 million is optimistic by the end of 2007.

The stand alone players sound really high also. 50/50 between HD and SD players ??? I have been seeing 96% SD and 4% HD or worse...

BTW... are you there? =p~

Thanks for the info!
It's probably 3 million, including computers and every other form of HD DVD player (worldwide).
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2. Buy a HD DVD player and the Star Trek box set and their is a mail-in rebate for a Star Trek HD DVD phaser remote control unit, very cool looking and sound effects. All ValueElectronics.com pre-orders are eligible.

3. The 5 free HD DVD movies will be extended till 2/28/08 and new titles are added to the selection. xBox and notebook PC with HD DVD drives will qualify for the 5 free HD DVD movie offer.


Do you have any idea if 300 and Bourne Identity will have UPC's intact? I already own Bourne and have ZERO desire to own 300. I was hoping I could exchange them at a store for something else.

Also, any word on the new titles that will be available with the 5 free by mail offer?

I definitely will buy from you come late November, if you still have the 2 extra free discs with a 3rd generation player. 9 discs free and the player, that offer can't be beat.
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Also, any word on the new titles that will be available with the 5 free by mail offer?
http://images.anandtech.com/reviews/...y1/cont/48.jpg

According to the slide shown, we can expect the following titles:

Aeon Flux
Babel
Black Rain
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Darkman
The Fugitive
The Frighteners
Full Metal Jacket
Hulk
The Italian Job
Pitch Black
Syriana
The Thing
TMNT
U2: Rattle and Hum


What's not clear is the groupings they'll be offered in (Group A-E, one title from each group).
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It's probably 3 million, including computers and every other form of HD DVD player (worldwide).
that sounds a little more realistic. but 30 mil would be sweet.
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i don't think they meant 3 million standalones either

did they not just revise their projections to hopefully hit 1 million?
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remember, Toshiba ships 8-9 million laptops a year. At least half of them now have HD DVD drives, so they could easily ship over a million laptop drives by the EOY, especially with Xmas season.
 

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