HD Movies not making an impact? - High-Def Digest Forums
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-18-2007, 08:03 PM
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 715
Default HD Movies not making an impact?

http://www.4w-wrestling.com/fullrepo...articleId=3681

Quote:
The Condemned DVD has sold 142,492 units since being released. 100,818 units were of the widescreen version, 36,898 units were the full-screen version, while 4,776 were the blu-ray version.
So I am currently wondering what the ratio of sales standard DVD to High Def Disks is. Because if the Condemned is any thing to go buy there are still more people purchasing the full-screen version than there are buying Blu-ray version. Thats not good for any one though it does give credence to my theory that this HD war is far from over.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 10-18-2007, 08:07 PM
squall4008's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,653
Default

last i heard HDM was about 4 or 5 % of the home video market

i mean it was only a few months ago that HDM surpassed VHS sales, yeah i know people still buy them?

but it is growing quickly, more so than DVD was at this point, and i do believe the war is a major crutch keeping HDM from really taking off
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-18-2007, 08:20 PM
DaveS1138's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 13,223
Default

We cant expect mass adoption of High def optical media whilst this pointless format war is playing out. Without one winner its more likely that both sides will fail.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-18-2007, 08:27 PM
Solstice X's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,999
Default

I think we as early adopters are very impatient. We really want mass adoption to happen quickly, but the reality is that it will take time. An example in point, I know many people that still have crt standard def. televions. However, once they replace that set with an HD set, adoption for an HD format will happen.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-18-2007, 08:29 PM
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 715
Default

Wouldn't be so bad if it was some romance flick but this is the type of movie that is suppose to be loved by PS3 owners. That and the fact that Full-screen is out selling the Blu-ray version by 30K+. Not a good thing for Blu-ray.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-18-2007, 08:33 PM
RoadLizard's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 3,076
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Solstice X View Post
I think we as early adopters are very impatient. We really want mass adoption to happen quickly, but the reality is that it will take time. An example in point, I know many people that still have crt standard def. televions. However, once they replace that set with an HD set, adoption for an HD format will happen.
I tend to agree with you here. We all "jumped the gun" so to speak and cant expect everyone else to do the same. But, I will say that FULL-screen anything selling at all is pretty sad. I know that people hate black bars and all but geeez, watch the movie the way the director intended!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-18-2007, 08:34 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,738
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by squall4008 View Post
last i heard HDM was about 4 or 5 % of the home video market

i mean it was only a few months ago that HDM surpassed VHS sales, yeah i know people still buy them?

but it is growing quickly, more so than DVD was at this point, and i do believe the war is a major crutch keeping HDM from really taking off
It only took two years for dvd to hit 25million units shipped.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-18-2007, 08:40 PM
TheBrandon's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 155
Default

HDM may have single digit percentages for market share right now but this will obviously grow and clearly faster then DVD as this format has been tapped. I believe this is what shareholders expect. This game is not a sprint.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-18-2007, 09:09 PM
ben1080p's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 11,520
Default

Give it time my friend...give it time.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-18-2007, 10:56 PM
squall4008's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,653
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by carljmi View Post
It only took two years for dvd to hit 25million units shipped.
there was the same slow adoption to DVD as there is HDM mostly due to price, i dont know figures but i have heard on these boards and others that HDM is growing faster but im not sure
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Blu-ray 7.4% of Q1 Sales, Not Making Up for Losses in SD DVD comixguru High Definition Smackdown 419 05-06-2009 11:07 PM
The Impact of Universal HD Players on HD DVD format bbc20000 High Definition Smackdown 19 03-26-2007 06:39 PM
You think Disney could have an impact on Blu-ray sales? BSC High Definition Smackdown 72 12-19-2006 12:36 AM
How big of an impact can Twin Format make? hmurchison HD DVD Software General Discussion 13 11-02-2006 12:00 AM


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