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Old 01-15-2011, 05:19 AM
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Even though blu ray wont make 4.4B...
..I betcha VHS had no chance in hell in 2004 of achieving a 65% ratio on new releases.
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Old 01-15-2011, 10:04 AM
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I don't see why it is so surprising that VHS still made $4B in 2004. It was in the vast majority of homes and movies were still sold at most major retailers. On top of that, VHS tapes could be found very cheap as many stores were clearing out stock. People like cheap movies. Look at DVD today.

What is also interesting per the DEG numbers is that 2004 was the peak in home video revenue numbers. Even though DVD had not peaked yet, home video has been on the decline ever since.
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Old 01-15-2011, 10:05 AM
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Even though blu ray wont make 4.4B...
..I betcha VHS had no chance in hell in 2004 of achieving a 65% ratio on new releases.
Agreed. And of course you had things like porn on VHS that probably made a nice chunk of those sales.
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Old 01-15-2011, 10:48 AM
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I don't see why it is so surprising that VHS still made $4B in 2004. It was in the vast majority of homes and movies were still sold at most major retailers. On top of that, VHS tapes could be found very cheap as many stores were clearing out stock. People like cheap movies. Look at DVD today.

What is also interesting per the DEG numbers is that 2004 was the peak in home video revenue numbers. Even though DVD had not peaked yet, home video has been on the decline ever since.
Wait, so DVD wasn't able to stop the decline?
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Old 01-15-2011, 12:03 PM
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No. DVD did not make up for lost VHS revenues in 2005 or 2006. VHS declined faster than DVD grew.
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Old 01-15-2011, 12:55 PM
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Wait, so DVD wasn't able to stop the decline?
No, I was actually surprised by this. 2004 was the peak. DVD failed to make up for lost VHS revenue from 2004 and on. Pretty surprising stuff. By the definition of some around here that would mean that DVD was a failure.
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Old 01-15-2011, 02:08 PM
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No, I was actually surprised by this. 2004 was the peak. DVD failed to make up for lost VHS revenue from 2004 and on. Pretty surprising stuff. By the definition of some around here that would mean that DVD was a failure.
Hahahaha! LMAO! Hope you didn't pull a muscle with that stretch dude! DVD a failure... Oh my side hurts.
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Old 01-15-2011, 02:11 PM
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Hahahaha! LMAO! Hope you didn't pull a muscle with that stretch dude! DVD a failure... Oh my side hurts.
Not his definition, the definition of ahem, some downers. Been spouting that nonsense for months now.
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Old 01-15-2011, 02:39 PM
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No, I was actually surprised by this. 2004 was the peak. DVD failed to make up for lost VHS revenue from 2004 and on. Pretty surprising stuff. By the definition of some around here that would mean that DVD was a failure.
LOL - that's because you are using the adjusted DEG charts. Look what they published before the adjustment:

http://www.dvdinformation.com/news/press/CES010807.htm

So DVD did make up the declines of VHS - almost all of it.
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Old 01-15-2011, 02:56 PM
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LOL - that's because you are using the adjusted DEG charts. Look what they published before the adjustment:

http://www.dvdinformation.com/news/press/CES010807.htm

So DVD did make up the declines of VHS - almost all of it.
Well what do you know...

These guys could only wish for that kind of performance from Bluray. Good one Lee!
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