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Old 01-11-2008, 11:34 AM
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Could we see support sway if HP, Acer, and Toshiba made HD drives standards in their computers (laptop and PC)? Toshiba already hinted to a similar move before the WB switch.

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Old 01-11-2008, 11:35 AM
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I doubt it. I don't really think that many people use their computers to watch movies. Some yes, but not enough to sway the momentum of the war.
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Old 01-11-2008, 12:23 PM
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I got a January edition of the HP Home & Home Office Catalogue. I have pictures of how much their prices are for HD DVD drives (they show two, even a HD DVD+RW) and the Blu-ray drive (which is damn expensive).

EDIT: Here are the pictures I meant to send up here last night:

HD DVD-ROM drive

HD DVD+RW Drive is only $75 more!

Blu-ray Drive.... $475..........

(I know the photos are shitty. I didn't have the D70 on hand so I used the phone.)
If anyone wants details on the HP laptops that have these drives as options (as I saw in the magazine), I can give you details.

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PC support can keep HD-DVD from becoming a dead format, but I don't see how it could have much impact on the war for HDM. The only things that really matter to the war are studio support and price.
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Old 01-11-2008, 02:12 PM
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Well...people buy what they can use in the most places. I was thinking if they felt that their PC's used HDDVD then why would they buy a different player for their movies. Remember...consumers are simple (maybe not us but the majority are).

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There was an article this week about how Toshiba needs to push the Computer angle. It mentioned that watching movies (disks/dvds) on computers is much more common in the USA and could have a positive affect.

not sure about this, I've rarely watched a movie on the computer, wait (when traveling) the laptop may be slight exception.
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