The standalone sales of Blu-Ray players eclipsed that of HD DVD players by a margin of 69.4 : 30.6 for the first 2 weeks of January , 2008.
NPD has also revealed the sales ratio of standalone HI-DEF disc players for the month of December , 2007
hd-dvd is dead. if you are selling so cheap in desperation to beat your rival format and you stilla re getting beaten despite this.
I hope Toshiba makes Blu Ray players and sell them at decent price
And this increase of players for blu-ray is just from news hype. When Warner finally switches in March then we will see another big shift.
despite super cheap prices, blu-ray still beat out HD-DVD in hardware sales in December. (note that it's not counting PS3 or 360 add-on)
This is why we saw the demise of HD DVD.
I am apalled by Toshiba's arrogant moves of self destruction however.
They shoul move on and not stick themselves with Hd Dvd anymore.
whats gone is gone
Its any wonder how hd-dvd is still being sold...its dead allright but so is blu-ray...you ever find out the exact numbers of movies sold...or is it so miniscule that its hard to keep track...its always percentages...whats up with that?
the week of 1/12 blu ray won 92.5:7.5, while the total of the first two weeks of January blu ray won 69.4:30.6
I fixed my story
69:30 is the aggregate average of the first 2 weeks.
so as xplosneer pointed out BD outsold HD DVD 90 :10 last week
HD-DVD is nothing but a bad memory now.....AHAHAHAAHHAAHA
Well, its over, its pretty useless to keep that war going on. I'd propose everybody should sit together and find a way out of this and let HD-DVD die and let all members of the HD-DVD camp save their face and join one standard. Can't be of anybodies interest to kill of Universal or Toshiba or any other. But maybe they are playing hardball now that there is hardly anything to argue about.
sweet music to my ears...
those sales and the rate that people are now adopting Blu players will reflect for disc sales very very soon and from here on out until HD-DVD is officially off the market.
How many nails does this thing take!? I gotta hand it to HD-DVD it's coffin is more nails than coffin.
best post of the morning.. so bubbles for you...
well, the Paramont deal popped a few nails out and the 99$ firesale popped out a few more... and Gasp* HDDVD was about to burst through the coffin as a deranged zombie and *BAM* Warner pours cement on the coffin and its over
The nails were put in the HD-DVD coffin in November, I dont know whats left to nail? We could dig up the coffin and crucify them........
no stop it really blu ray is kicking hd dvd ass. i would have never guessed it
People call Toshiba cheap?
Panasonic/Sony/Sharp are all giving away BD players right now with purchase of 1080p tv sets.
Please don't double standard this. Everyone is going for broke.
I have customers now that won't buy a Samsung because they say Sammy will just do another free BD promo again later this yr. I would rather companies lower it's BD prices then just give them away because it just hurts my bottom end of my check every two weeks. The only reason we are selling BD players now are because of these promo's.
I haven't seen a HD or BD single sale all last week.
Why buy when you can get it for free.
I mean who wouldn't pass that up.
So far Panasonic makes the best BD player I've ever messed with.
I would say it's basically as quick as a PS3 in loading movies.
The media is now pronouncing HDDVD dead now for us tech nerds we may not agree but if the news is saying this then basically it is because all of the average consumers will follow the media.
Blu-ray has won regardless of what we think because we are not the average consumer and we do not follow everything the news tells us.
I'm just glad I went blu so I don't have to sell off all the hddvd stuff in a year or two
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