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Old 02-08-2008, 07:43 AM
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HD DVD box SOLD OUT at Walmart.com in HD DVD vs Blu-ray war

http://tech.blorge.com/Structure:%20...s-blu-ray-war/

Amidst all of the predictions about HD DVD’s death, Toshiba’s HD-A3 is sliding into consumer hands en masse. Walmart.com is sold out.

Searching for the HD-A3 on Walmart.com (not an affiliate link) tonight I saw “OUT OF STOCK” in the upper right.





That’s not to say that HD DVD’s death knells were uncalled for, VideoScan reports that “during the first two weeks of January, Blu-ray discs outsold HD DVD by more than a 2:1 margin,” according to High-Def Digest.”

“More interestingly, VideoScan’s numbers indicate that during the seven days between Jan 7 and Jan 14, Blu-ray managed to close the gap of total discs sold since inception with HD DVD by over seven percentage points, suggesting that if the current trend continues, the two formats could be at disc sales parity within weeks.”

But, Toshiba’s price cut may be paying off as retailers like Wal-Mart and Amazon discount the player, bringing it even closer to the magic $100 mark. If the number of consumers who own an HD DVD player continues to grow, it will be difficult for studios to ignore the potential sales dollars.

In other price cuts, on the heels of Microsoft’s Xbox 360 HD DVD price drop to $129, Amazon lowered the price even more to $119.99 (not an affiliate link).

Amazon.com reviewer Wayne “Omegafiler” makes these points about the Xbox HD DVD drive:


Pros:

* Cheapest HD-DVD solution if you have an XBox 360

* Easy to setup

* Accepts IR from your universal remote via the Xbox

* Great picture quality

* Includes Microsoft Remote and free King-Kong HD-DVD

* UPDATE: HDMI Output (with Xbox 360 Elite Only)

Cons:

* Only outputs 1080i via Component (VGA required for 1080p)

* VGA output has limitations, both due to Xbox and/or your TV

* Can’t take advantage of HD-DVD improved audio quality formats

Bottom line, if you have an Xbox 360, and have a HD TV, you’ve gotta pick one of these up. You just can’t go wrong for a $200 entry-level HD player!
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Old 02-08-2008, 07:46 AM
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HD DVD box SOLD OUT at Walmart.com in HD DVD vs Blu-ray war

http://tech.blorge.com/Structure:%20...s-blu-ray-war/

Amidst all of the predictions about HD DVD’s death, Toshiba’s HD-A3 is sliding into consumer hands en masse. Walmart.com is sold out.

Searching for the HD-A3 on Walmart.com (not an affiliate link) tonight I saw “OUT OF STOCK” in the upper right.





That’s not to say that HD DVD’s death knells were uncalled for, VideoScan reports that “during the first two weeks of January, Blu-ray discs outsold HD DVD by more than a 2:1 margin,” according to High-Def Digest.”

“More interestingly, VideoScan’s numbers indicate that during the seven days between Jan 7 and Jan 14, Blu-ray managed to close the gap of total discs sold since inception with HD DVD by over seven percentage points, suggesting that if the current trend continues, the two formats could be at disc sales parity within weeks.”

But, Toshiba’s price cut may be paying off as retailers like Wal-Mart and Amazon discount the player, bringing it even closer to the magic $100 mark. If the number of consumers who own an HD DVD player continues to grow, it will be difficult for studios to ignore the potential sales dollars.

In other price cuts, on the heels of Microsoft’s Xbox 360 HD DVD price drop to $129, Amazon lowered the price even more to $119.99 (not an affiliate link).

Amazon.com reviewer Wayne “Omegafiler” makes these points about the Xbox HD DVD drive:


Pros:

* Cheapest HD-DVD solution if you have an XBox 360

* Easy to setup

* Accepts IR from your universal remote via the Xbox

* Great picture quality

* Includes Microsoft Remote and free King-Kong HD-DVD

* UPDATE: HDMI Output (with Xbox 360 Elite Only)

Cons:

* Only outputs 1080i via Component (VGA required for 1080p)

* VGA output has limitations, both due to Xbox and/or your TV

* Can’t take advantage of HD-DVD improved audio quality formats

Bottom line, if you have an Xbox 360, and have a HD TV, you’ve gotta pick one of these up. You just can’t go wrong for a $200 entry-level HD player!
did you even read what you wrote ??????
seems like lines from january 2007 and not 2007 lol

Marek
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Old 02-08-2008, 08:02 AM
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HD DVD box SOLD OUT at Walmart.com in HD DVD vs Blu-ray war

http://tech.blorge.com/Structure:%20...s-blu-ray-war/

That’s not to say that HD DVD’s death knells were uncalled for, VideoScan reports that “during the first two weeks of January, Blu-ray discs outsold HD DVD by more than a 2:1 margin,” according to High-Def Digest.”

--- Um, wasn't it more like 4:1 for those weeks? I guess 4:1 is techinically more than 2:1, but why not just say 4:1??

“More interestingly, VideoScan’s numbers indicate that during the seven days between Jan 7 and Jan 14, Blu-ray managed to close the gap of total discs sold since inception with HD DVD by over seven percentage points, suggesting that if the current trend continues, the two formats could be at disc sales parity within weeks.”

---???????????????? WHat???????? This makes no sense...
This article seems to be horribly inaccurate. Sorry.
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Old 02-08-2008, 08:35 AM
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Uh.... 'press'?
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Old 02-08-2008, 08:42 AM
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Yet another lemming-like performance from an over enthusiastic HD DVD fan.

Surely you must have wondered how the gap between Blu-Ray and HD DVD could be closing when Blu-ray is already leading in HD war and continuing to outsell HD DVD.

Don't be too hard on yourself though. You're in good company going by some of the recent performances on these forums.
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Old 02-08-2008, 08:51 AM
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HD DVD box SOLD OUT at Walmart.com in HD DVD vs Blu-ray war

http://tech.blorge.com/Structure:%20...s-blu-ray-war/

Amidst all of the predictions about HD DVD’s death, Toshiba’s HD-A3 is sliding into consumer hands en masse. Walmart.com is sold out.

Searching for the HD-A3 on Walmart.com (not an affiliate link) tonight I saw “OUT OF STOCK” in the upper right.





That’s not to say that HD DVD’s death knells were uncalled for, VideoScan reports that “during the first two weeks of January, Blu-ray discs outsold HD DVD by more than a 2:1 margin,” according to High-Def Digest.”

“More interestingly, VideoScan’s numbers indicate that during the seven days between Jan 7 and Jan 14, Blu-ray managed to close the gap of total discs sold since inception with HD DVD by over seven percentage points, suggesting that if the current trend continues, the two formats could be at disc sales parity within weeks.”

But, Toshiba’s price cut may be paying off as retailers like Wal-Mart and Amazon discount the player, bringing it even closer to the magic $100 mark. If the number of consumers who own an HD DVD player continues to grow, it will be difficult for studios to ignore the potential sales dollars.

In other price cuts, on the heels of Microsoft’s Xbox 360 HD DVD price drop to $129, Amazon lowered the price even more to $119.99 (not an affiliate link).

Amazon.com reviewer Wayne “Omegafiler” makes these points about the Xbox HD DVD drive:


Pros:

* Cheapest HD-DVD solution if you have an XBox 360

* Easy to setup

* Accepts IR from your universal remote via the Xbox

* Great picture quality

* Includes Microsoft Remote and free King-Kong HD-DVD

* UPDATE: HDMI Output (with Xbox 360 Elite Only)

Cons:

* Only outputs 1080i via Component (VGA required for 1080p)

* VGA output has limitations, both due to Xbox and/or your TV

* Can’t take advantage of HD-DVD improved audio quality formats

Bottom line, if you have an Xbox 360, and have a HD TV, you’ve gotta pick one of these up. You just can’t go wrong for a $200 entry-level HD player!
classic! all the sales info in the cited "tech blog" come from highdefdigest, except it's from feb 1st, 2007!!!. the op should check his citations before posting them.
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The press release date has either been updated or read wrong by the rest of you. Probably a typo. It now states

"February 7, 2008 | HD DVD box SOLD OUT at Walmart.com in HD DVD vs Blu-ray war"

and as a side note, yes there is at least one inaccuracy in the post. The premium, halo edition and the elite all have HDMI outputs
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Old 02-08-2008, 09:14 AM
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The press release date has either been updated or read wrong by the rest of you. Probably a typo. It now states

"February 7, 2008 | HD DVD box SOLD OUT at Walmart.com in HD DVD vs Blu-ray war"

and as a side note, yes there is at least one inaccuracy in the post. The premium, halo edition and the elite all have HDMI outputs
i'm not talking about the date of the blog post, rather his cited sales data, where he links to highdefdigest. feb 1st, 2007 news article. that's some good bloggin'.
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Old 02-08-2008, 09:32 AM
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i'm not talking about the date of the blog post, rather his cited sales data, where he links to highdefdigest. feb 1st, 2007 news article. that's some good bloggin'.
Which would also explain why disc parity is mentioned... Blu-ray surpassed HD-DVD long ago. Look at SI numbers.

HD-DVD is about to become irrelevent.
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Old 02-08-2008, 09:39 AM
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The best "positive press" HD DVD can come up with...and it's a year old!

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