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Old 04-23-2007, 01:44 PM
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Blu-ray Disc has become the first high definition format to sell more than one million discs, a milestone it has achieved in less than a year. Blu-ray Disc sales also accounted for 70 percent of the high-definition movies sold during the first quarter of 2007, according to sales figures published today by Home Media Research.
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Old 04-23-2007, 03:35 PM
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Blu-ray Disc has become the first high definition format to sell more than one million discs, a milestone it has achieved in less than a year. Blu-ray Disc sales also accounted for 70 percent of the high-definition movies sold during the first quarter of 2007, according to sales figures published today by Home Media Research.
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who cares, hd dvd is right behind.

this war will not end ANYTIME soon.
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^^^ Guy is blunt, but right. I think it's pretty clear at this point that both formats will survive, if not thrive for the forseeable future. I'm really growing tired of this "war" and I wish I could fast-forward a year or two so I can just get my hands on a fairly affordable dual-format player and be done with it.
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"Blu-ray Disc sales also accounted for 70 percent of the high-definition movies sold during the first quarter of 2007
Blu-ray Disc has become the first high definition format to sell more than one million discs"
That's it,no more support for hddvd,bluray is the clear winner
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Old 04-23-2007, 04:20 PM
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"Blu-ray Disc sales also accounted for 70 percent of the high-definition movies sold during the first quarter of 2007
Blu-ray Disc has become the first high definition format to sell more than one million discs"
That's it,no more support for hddvd,bluray is the clear winner
...both sides have had their share of victories lately...only a fanboy would say this war is anything, but a stalemate. The Holidays of 2007 will be a much more decisive determinant of who will win this "war." My gut tells me that we will all be buying universal players in a couple years. Buy what you want and watch what want because neither format is going anywhere.
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Old 04-23-2007, 04:37 PM
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...only a fanboy would say this war is anything, but a stalemate.
Uhmmmm yeah.... It would take an HD-DVD fanboy to say this was a stalemate. HD-DVD was first to hit the market. Blu-ray has yet to even release their system selling titles. Blu-ray currently owns 70% of the disc sales, the first to reach a million discs sold and the first to have a title in the top 10 at amazon and you think this is a stalemate? "Pass the dutchie upon the left hand side".
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Uhmmmm yeah.... It would take an HD-DVD fanboy to say this was a stalemate. HD-DVD was first to hit the market. Blu-ray has yet to even release their system selling titles. Blu-ray currently owns 70% of the disc sales, the first to reach a million discs sold and the first to have a title in the top 10 at amazon and you think this is a stalemate? "Pass the dutchie upon the left hand side".
woop-de-doo - PS3 owners are buying movies because there's no games to play on their overpriced systems, not to mention watching the MPEG-2 mosquito noise.... who cares...
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Well...I already own both formats, but I have to say that I resent having to give in to HD DVD because of Universal. And while I'm partial to Blu-ray (though by no means a "fanboi"), I just want a standard. Blu-ray seems to be dominating the market...but that doesn't explain why more HD DVD players are being sold. I don't get it. You would think more players = more discs bought. Part of me wonders if the PS3 was factored into that statistic.

I'm pulling for Blu-ray simply because it has greater capacity...not just in terms of home entertainment, but in digital storage. "HD DVD" is also a mouthful to say...but I'll admit that's a weak statement (although I'm sure most of you have thought the exact same thing at one point or another). But I don't think it will be major studios will decide this war. The Porn industry gave VHS the tipping point it needed to best Beta...which was arguably the better medium. I wouldn't be surprised if that happens again. And it looks like some of the major adult industries are going Blu.

But, then again, I won't be tore up if Toshiba gets its way. I've already made the investment...and I would have bought the PS3 anyways. (Lay off, M$ boys, Sony has never done me wrong and I already own all three new consoles to boot.) So in a way, I wouldn't be out any hardware money if HD DVD comes out ahead.

Are there many other sensible people out there who just want a standard and who don't really get flaming fanbois? I mean, if you're serious enough about your home entertainment to make the big investments at this early stage...wouldn't you want both anyway?
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Uhmmmm yeah.... It would take an HD-DVD fanboy to say this was a stalemate. HD-DVD was first to hit the market. Blu-ray has yet to even release their system selling titles. Blu-ray currently owns 70% of the disc sales, the first to reach a million discs sold and the first to have a title in the top 10 at amazon and you think this is a stalemate? "Pass the dutchie upon the left hand side".
LOL...I notice you said first on the top 10...but, not the highest.... ...with HD DVD's lackluster Q1 release schedule, the 30% market share is to be expected in that timeframe(and, actually respectable if you consider the PS3 affect and Blu-ray's release blitz), but the landscape is quickly changing. The release schedule for HD DVD is getting much more aggressive through the summer and into the holidays. The Blu-ray standard needs to get finalized ASAP, so they can finally get Warner and Paramount fully on board (and, screw over early standalone BD player owners who can't use BD-J). Don't be a fanboy.
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Well...I already own both formats, but I have to say that I resent having to give in to HD DVD because of Universal. And while I'm partial to Blu-ray (though by no means a "fanboi"), I just want a standard. Blu-ray seems to be dominating the market...but that doesn't explain why more HD DVD players are being sold. I don't get it. You would think more players = more discs bought. Part of me wonders if the PS3 was factored into that statistic.

I'm pulling for Blu-ray simply because it has greater capacity...not just in terms of home entertainment, but in digital storage. "HD DVD" is also a mouthful to say...but I'll admit that's a weak statement (although I'm sure most of you have thought the exact same thing at one point or another). But I don't think it will be major studios will decide this war. The Porn industry gave VHS the tipping point it needed to best Beta...which was arguably the better medium. I wouldn't be surprised if that happens again. And it looks like some of the major adult industries are going Blu.

But, then again, I won't be tore up if Toshiba gets its way. I've already made the investment...and I would have bought the PS3 anyways. (Lay off, M$ boys, Sony has never done me wrong and I already own all three new consoles to boot.) So in a way, I wouldn't be out any hardware money if HD DVD comes out ahead.

Are there many other sensible people out there who just want a standard and who don't really get flaming fanbois? I mean, if you're serious enough about your home entertainment to make the big investments at this early stage...wouldn't you want both anyway?
All the info I've seen has stated that the majority of the adult entertainment industry supports HD DVD. Has there been a new development and do you have a link? Granted the AEI will not be such a big factor in this format war, but your statement goes against what I have read.
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