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Old 07-24-2007, 07:49 PM
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FRANKFURT (Reuters) - HD DVD video players have outsold rival standard Blu-ray players by a three-to-one margin in Europe's main markets so far this year, according to a lobby group.

The European HD DVD Promotional Group claimed it had 74 percent market share in Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Switzerland for stand-alone players, citing sales figures it commissioned from market research group GfK.

Van Wynendaele said surveys had shown 70 percent of consumers would be prepared to buy a high-definition player once prices fall below $200.

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) - HD DVD video players have outsold rival standard Blu-ray players by a three-to-one margin in Europe's main markets so far this year, according to a lobby group.

The European HD DVD Promotional Group claimed it had 74 percent market share in Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Switzerland for stand-alone players, citing sales figures it commissioned from market research group GfK.

Van Wynendaele said surveys had shown 70 percent of consumers would be prepared to buy a high-definition player once prices fall below $200.

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This flys in the face of everything else I have read.

Grain of salt.
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FRANKFURT (Reuters) - HD DVD video players have outsold rival standard Blu-ray players by a three-to-one margin in Europe's main markets so far this year, according to a lobby group.

The European HD DVD Promotional Group claimed it had 74 percent market share in Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Switzerland for stand-alone players, citing sales figures it commissioned from market research group GfK.

Van Wynendaele said surveys had shown 70 percent of consumers would be prepared to buy a high-definition player once prices fall below $200.

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This has already been posted hasn't it? And we all know that there are practically no sales for either BD or HD DVD standalones in Europe and that the PS3 has more sales than both amounts of standalones combined.

Europe - like everywhere else in the world but the US - is Blu all over.
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This has been posted and argued ad nauseum. They are not counting the PS3 not this again please.
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This has been posted and argued ad nauseum. They are not counting the PS3 not this again please.
The PS3 shouldnt be counted, in 6-8 months it will be a dead console
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The figures were for stand-alone players only and did not include sales of games consoles such as Sony Corp.'s (6758.T: Quote, Profile, Research) (SNE.N: Quote, Profile, Research) PlayStation 3, which contains a Blu-ray player.

Toshiba cut prices for its HD-E1 HD DVD player to 399 euros ($549) in Europe and $299 in the United States last month from 499 euros and $399, respectively.

Sony's BDP-S300 Blu-ray player costs $499 in the United States, and its BDP-S1E European version has recently gone on sale, with prices starting at around 900 euros. Other Blu-ray players have been on sale in Europe for longer.
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The PS3 shouldnt be counted, in 6-8 months it will be a dead console
Blah, blah, blah more constructive input from you, what a shock.
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HD DVD owns Europe they have since day one. Why do you think there are so many great European imports? Because HD DVD is owning.
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The PS3 shouldnt be counted, in 6-8 months it will be a dead console
In your fantasy world is everything made of chocolate?
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HD DVD owns Europe they have since day one. Why do you think there are so many great European imports? Because HD DVD is owning.

YES HD DVD OWNS!!!!!
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