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Old 12-13-2007, 01:56 AM
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Default HD DVD Install Base

Ive have a question about this, HD DVD has already 750,000 Stand alones in homes, how many would it take to make HD DVD move away from trying to survive to definitly being around permantly? Is their a certain amount of players sold that would make it senseless for Studios to simply not put out movies for the product because they want to win a war? How much would it take in your guys estimations or looking through facts from past wars over technology.
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Old 12-13-2007, 02:27 AM
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Default Will HD-DVD survive ?

Good question. I don't know the answer. But I know the
sales will have to be enough to where HD-DVD movie disc sales
start climbing against Blu-Ray discs as a market share.

I believe we should be able to interpret the effect of the rather
large (recent) increase in HD-DVD stand alone players by 2/1/08.

And as far as critical mass to support a niche market ?
Whew, even better question. Price. Price. Price. Who
will want to pay a stiff premium for their small niche format player's
discs when they can buy "winning format" discs for much less and just
buy that player to support it. I think these things can spiral pretty quickly
when tipping point production figures are reached where prices
can be really driven down. I'm guessing the whole thing is being
propped up right now artificially with the market players looking at
the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. They won't do that forever.
Right now, evidently the really smart people on both sides think
they both have a chance to come out on this thing. Many people
smarter than me have said that this thing should have ended a
long time ago...

If one of these formats makes it I will be happy.

As far as my guess who will win ? -- That is summed up in this
quote by a Toshiba executive that I think is latent in content...

"Sony sells technology, we sell products"

Unless of course, Sony has learned something new.


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