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Old 02-24-2011, 10:13 PM
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Default Since Blu-ray can't make up DVDs losses, is it considiered a failure?



DVD lost roughly $44 Million last week.
Blu-ray made only $27 Million last week.

Since it's become clear that Blu-ray can't make up DVDs losses, even when they are tossing in DVDs, Digital Copies and $10 coupons every which way.

Blu-ray has been on the market for 4.5 years. It's had enough time to gain an audience. Its been on the market for 3 years without HD DVD.

At this point, is Blu-ray a failure?

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2. nonperformance of something due, required, or expected: a failure to do what one has promised; a failure to appear.
Since the studios clearly expected Blu-ray to be the 'next DVD', and not the 'well, at least it's some extra money...' format.

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Here is the rest of 2011:











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Old 02-24-2011, 10:28 PM
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Giz:

Which one are you using as your defintion of . . . failure:

fail·ure   /ˈfeɪlyər/ Show Spelled
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–noun
1. an act or instance of failing or proving unsuccessful; lack of success: His effort ended in failure. the campaign was a failure.
2. nonperformance of something due, required, or expected: a failure to do what one has promised; a failure to appear.
3. a subnormal quantity or quality; an insufficiency: the failure of crops.
4. deterioration or decay, especially of vigor, strength, etc.: The failure of her health made retirement necessary.
5. a condition of being bankrupt by reason of insolvency.
6. a becoming insolvent or bankrupt: the failure of a bank.
7. a person or thing that proves unsuccessful: He is a failure in his career. The cake is a failure.

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2. nonperformance of something due, required, or expected: a failure to do what one has promised; a failure to appear.

Sounds the best. I didn't do what the studios intended it to do. It's failing to grow the market - or at least help stop the decline by a significant amount.
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Old 02-24-2011, 10:31 PM
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2. nonperformance of something due, required, or expected: a failure to do what one has promised; a failure to appear.

Sounds the best. I didn't do what the studios intended it to do. It's failing to grow the market - or at least help stop the decline by a significant amount.
OK - best to edit your OP and add that as the definition of failure as you are using it.
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OK - best to edit your OP and add that as the definition of failure as you are using it.
I did. Wouldn't want to upset people around here (after seeing last weeks #'s and all...)
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Yes. The price difference alone should make up for the difference. TV sizes are increasing in homes, so there is a definite instant WOW factor when seeing it for the first time. Prices on BD players have hit $60 already. 28 million homes have bd already. The DEG claimed bd uptake is faster than dvd at same point in time. So where are all the software sales then?
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I voted yes because . . .

If it was the studios intention of have HDM revitalize revenues for the OD home video market, then BD has failed to do that.
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BD wont even do as good as VHS. That is fail.

3 years ago if somone were to say bd wouldnt even do as good as VHS you would get a WTF comment thrown back at ya. YOu would have been laughed at. Reality is bd is going to be last in the three major home video formats. DVD,VHS,BD.
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Blu Ray may have not have met all expectations, but I wouldn't classify it as a failure.

The studios would be in far worse shape if they had no HD optical format.
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