What if Blu-Ray player was... - High-Def Digest Forums
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-14-2007, 05:59 AM
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 174
Default What if Blu-Ray player was...

Just wondering what people think on here.

If Blu-Ray stand alone players were to goto $199 before the end of the year.

Do you think HD-DVD would bow out?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-14-2007, 06:12 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 681
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zagan View Post
Just wondering what people think on here.

If Blu-Ray stand alone players were to goto $199 before the end of the year.

Do you think HD-DVD would bow out?
Toshiba is to stubborn to bow out look at japan they only have 5% market there and they still try. The format war is going to be won by Attrition.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-14-2007, 06:21 AM
Thaek's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 283
Default

Even if there is a Blu-Ray Player below 200$. Most consumers will be to confused to buy one. As long as there are studios supporting only one format, the war will never be over.

We will see how the market develops in 2008, but if the Dual-Players get below 500$ -> most people will buy a Dual-Player.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-14-2007, 06:38 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 681
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thaek View Post
Even if there is a Blu-Ray Player below 200$. Most consumers will be to confused to buy one. As long as there are studios supporting only one format, the war will never be over.

We will see how the market develops in 2008, but if the Dual-Players get below 500$ -> most people will buy a Dual-Player.
toshiba cant lose money for ever they cant keep selling the players at a lose and paying out 150 million for studios, at some point they will hit a limit to how much they are willing to spend.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-14-2007, 07:39 AM
stevo4's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,095
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zagan View Post
Just wondering what people think on here.

If Blu-Ray stand alone players were to goto $199 before the end of the year.

Do you think HD-DVD would bow out?
No HD DVD is going any where this year. No reason to.

Has anyone got anything to back up that Toshiba are actually losing money on HD DVD outside of what they have committed to the venture, and other than baselss BD fan boy speculation.?

Toshiba have posted far better profits than Sony for the last financial year.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-14-2007, 07:53 AM
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 174
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thaek View Post
Even if there is a Blu-Ray Player below 200$. Most consumers will be to confused to buy one. As long as there are studios supporting only one format, the war will never be over.
I didn't think of that, it might get hard I suppose to decide which to go for.

I suppose that would then depend on how many titles are out at the shop you buy from as to which format to get.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-14-2007, 08:43 AM
Woody's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 2,555
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by stevo4 View Post
No HD DVD is going any where this year. No reason to.

Has anyone got anything to back up that Toshiba are actually losing money on HD DVD outside of what they have committed to the venture, and other than baselss BD fan boy speculation.?

Toshiba have posted far better profits than Sony for the last financial year.
Tosh's last report showed a loss in their HDM division. Move along please.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-14-2007, 08:45 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 633
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Woody View Post
Tosh's last report showed a loss in their HDM division. Move along please.

Shony have shown such huge losses they had to sell of part of a division

Move along please
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-14-2007, 09:04 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 2,792
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thaek View Post
We will see how the market develops in 2008, but if the Dual-Players get below 500$ -> most people will buy a Dual-Player.
I disagree - if dual players are at $499 and Blu-ray standalone players are at $199, people will choose Blu-ray. The majority of the names they will recognize will have Blu-ray players out for display - Sony, JVC, Sharp, Samsung, Philips, Panasonic, Denon, etc., and that alone will do more to affect someone's decision than anything else.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-14-2007, 09:05 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 2,792
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hippy fascist View Post
Shony have shown such huge losses they had to sell of part of a division

Move along please
That's actually pretty normal in joint ventures.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pioneer HD 1080p Blu-Ray Disc Player Pioneer HD 1080p Blu-Ray Disc Player $134.99 Sbert Ultra-HD/Blu-ray Bargains 9 10-15-2009 10:08 PM
4 July Blu-ray ďIf youíre buying a disc player itís going to be a Blu-ray player" Kosty High Definition Smackdown 40 07-07-2009 08:25 AM
Panasonic DMP-BD55 Blu-ray Player (December review link) The Best BLU-RAY player made HDTV1080P Blu-ray Hardware General Discussion 51 12-11-2008 09:59 AM
HD DVD player outsell Blu-ray player by 2:1 and 3:1 in Europe HD Warrior High Definition Smackdown 75 05-17-2007 12:20 PM
Samsung: 2nd Gen Blu-ray player delayed, hybrid player still possible tranzparentl High Definition Smackdown 12 03-15-2007 12:09 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off