1/22/08 - Anna Lagerkvist of Tech.co.uk writes:
"Despite the Blu-ray camp all but winning the high-definition format war, a surprisingly high number of Dixons.co.uk customers still prefer the HD DVD format."
Why would dixion customers know anything? They have probably been mis-guided and don't have a clue
based on ONLINE VOTE at Dixons.co
does any one even know about that website DIXON is about?
I think not even 10 people visit that site
Look what Bloodmask is reporting -
"How many accounts do you have? Shmee/Zambrota/TANOD/Lodossrag e/RIPDVD/Mary Ellis/ Lotto/pharmd/Larr007/Tidus007& quot;
according to him anyone who says something bad about HD DVD is shmee/ellis bla bla and all of them have fake accounts?
Look what he reported :-
"WOW Zambrota/Shmee/NASIM/Tanod. Another false SPAM report. This article is not the Poll itself, it is "article" about it from a legit source. And another "Not Good" rating for no reason. Luckily Dusty is online now. I have taken a thumbnail image of it, so it won't matter if you delete it. Your censorship has gone too far this time."
This is from a legit source but is SOLELY based on POLLS at DIXON.CO
Bloodmask do you even know what DIXON is ?
I dont know so is everyone here
In the meanwhile people the original article says this :-
this guy Bloodmask even tweaked the heading of the article
99% of hd/dvd surveys are pure BS
"new dixon survey, 100% of users dont believe anything bloodmask contributes"
47% of Americans preferred Kerry over Bush, too.
I bet the people that voted for HD dvd thought it is DVD. Its a BS survey.
I guess this means that 47% of the people surveyed were retarded.
u sure it wasn't 4%?
they meant 4 to 7%. Not 47%.
93% of the HD players purchased last week were Blu-Ray and this doesnt include ps3.
you can determine the credibility of the article
all the articles about BD domination gets approved in secs.
in all fairness BD is dominating and, these "survey" numbers aren't indicitve of actual sales in the market. This article is almost laughable.
and 2, people need to stop looking at surveys because thats just the people on the internet............seriously people hddvd lost, get over it.
yawn.. all talk no support.. and its only online survey..blu ray dominate everywhere..the sale shows it..
Dixons? dont make me laugh.
kind of wondering that why the survey result doesnt translate into real world result........
it's because it's not a scientific survey.
And those %47 who prefer HD-DVD over Blu-Ray are morons!;)
what did they do? look for people who are uninformed to whats really happening in the industry??
how informed the general public is about this technology. For example when a friend of mine heard that HD DVD was about to lose the format war he flipped because he thought it made his HDTV obsolete not realizing that HD DVD was a disc format. So there is one example of general confusion about products and formats and how they relate to one another. So god only knows who these people are that participated in the survey and how much they know about this tech.
ofcourse they still surpport it. the players were dirt cheap. u aint gonna find sweet bargains like what hd dvd offered. players and hd dvds it was like giving them away free.
Not commenting on this story, however FYI Dixons suck. Here in Ireland they don't even carry Hi-Def players...
They aren't even called dixions in the UK now, they've been rebranded as Currys Digital, as in a public survey dixions was voted the worst High Street name due to the fact they were useless
no one even knows about that website
Is that a European retailer? I've never heard of them.
Yes 47% of the people who visit the Dixions website good for those 12 people. Can we please stop posting HD-DVD/Blu-Ray related articles? PLease? Talking about grasping at straws/beating a dead horse... at this point it's like trying to climb stairs made of air, and beating a dead whale.
is a survey of people preference - Blu-ray, HD_DVD, or standard DVD.
Not as to which looks better or can jump through hoops and do backflips; but which format people are more likely to buy their movies on.
I know on here, a lot of us a tech whores (and I say "us" because I include myself), but what percentage of movies are actually being purchased in these new formats vs. standard DVD by the average public?
HDdvd has been out longer there and is still not the majority it doesn't mean anything
although this is obviously bull considering it's based on a 1 stores customers
What's your point? I know people who preferred Betamax over VHS. Of course there are going to be people who favor something no matter what. It's human nature.
Survey said my survey does not have any relation to HD format sales.
this "survey" is complete nonsense.
Why do they prefer HD DVD or Blu Ray? Only people who are extremely shallow or highly superficial care which format ultimately "wins" the video war.
know what either of the formats are about but if one has HD in the title it must still be pretty good. People are stupid, look at how many records Britney Spears sold.
I'm Dixon.co.uk will continue to support HD-DVD then.
87.763% of all statistics are simply made up...
od people who comment on this website are Sony trolls.
They mean 0.47% :)
March 31, 2006 - January 4, 2008
But still a hot topic it seems. Enough to make the Blu-Ray fanboys go into damage control mode.
47% prefer HD-DVD in a non-gaming, or rather electronics website seems ok to me, since in my opinion, most Blu-Ray supporters are PS3 owners.
Read this and weep mate. Stand alone not PS3 for this below
So a poll at an unknown European retailer is equivalent to 47% of people preferring HD-DVD? Misleading spin to the max.
What happened to all the accurate and good articles this site used to generate?
Well much as I dispute the figure, in the UK, Dixons is the largest high street retail electrical store. The kind of place where you go to buy your electronics if you don't really know much about electronics... :)
Which is what makes the figure somewht irrelvant..but none the less, in the UK, people know and understand what Dixons is about.
Ah I see. Not so much unknown within the UK then. Still pretty damn far from a general consensus though.
Too bad when people vote with their wallets, they vote in much larger numbers for Blu-Ray.
Gee, I wonder which numbers the studios and manufacturers care about?
This "article" posted by the same Bloodmask that surfs www.mysocalledgaylife.com for hd-dvd news. LMAO. Keep scratching.
Survey was made to a 100 people at Microsoft Corporation.
wow you bluray guys have no life and r very immature i mean you guys r always talking crap about hddvd i mean damn with all the studio support u guys so call have u would think you would spend at least 2hrs of your day watching the .6 movie you guys have cuz when u look at the amount of bluray capable players to bluray discs sales and it is pretty pathetic true there are less hddvd players sold but there are three to four times as many discs sold on hddvd u cant spin that argument at all cuz facts r facts
you're saying that HDDVD is selling more movies than Bluray??
wait... let me get the camera..
OMG. Please get your facts straight before you get on here and make an ass out of yourself.
Blu-ray has sold more discs than hd-dvd every week since inception.
people just won't quit with this. Seriously if you poll people on an electronics supplier site, what kind of customer would even respond to this? Yes they would be electronics enthusiasts, but I highly doubt that ALL of the people who replied to poll knows all about the functions, technology, and movies available for both HD-DVD and Blu Ray.
For example... I was in a best buy the other day and I heard an inquiring customer asking a sales Associate, "which one do you think would be a better value, HD DVD or Blu Ray?". The Sales Associate responded (and this is word for word) "HD DVD because its cheaper and there are more movies" ... I bit my tongue Knowing that he was telling this to a customer DAYS after Warner switched over to the BD camp and HD DVD was unofficially declared dead, and knowing that Blu Ray has the majority of movie titles in their selection... I was just perplexed that someone who was supposed to be an electronics expert would steer a buyer into the wrong direction unless he was trying to create future sales if the HD DVD product becomes discontinued.
So all in all, my point is a poll such as the one being brought in front of us should not be taken seriously because I guaran - damn - tee
people don't even know what is going on and they relate HD DVD due to the simple fact that people are already equated to the product known as DVD. I bet if all those people knew that there are many more titles on blu ray, the 47 percent number would be significantly lower as it is in Japan since they are are more technologically aware than most.
well bye way more hd-dvd to prove this poll
This must be limited to Americans but in any case, who cares. 70% of studios prefer Blu-ray and that matters more.
Online Poll... anyone that takes a statistics class, knows they are completely inaccurate...they are not random therefore they cannot be used to draw conclusions from.
comment in format war articles.
so why are you here? .................sigh
I own both with having the drive for my 360 and also owning the PS3.
I prefer the blu ray because its quiet compared to having the 360 on and I know others that agree.
I'd say that in the UK people don't really understand the formats as much and don't want to yet because of the price. When we're expected to pay £25/$50 per disc, then others are going to sit it out and wait for them to drop.
The HD market is kind of killing itself in the UK because as per usual we get ripped off. There isnt much on HD being pushed over here too so noones bothered to be honest. Plus all most of them will hear is DVD in the title and relate to it, half won't even know what blu ray is.
Me? I only buy HD now. Not a single DVD movie has been purchased for about a year.
You know whats funny, I was in Bestbuy one day and I see the slogan for HD-DVD it was "The look and sound of Perfection" and than right beside it I see the slogan for Blu-ray "Beyond High definition" I was laughing so hard due to the fact that they where more choice of movie selection in the blu-ray side and also due to the fact that blu-ray is basicly saying they are better than HD-DVD lol.
So, this is 47 people out of a possible 100 people who got surveyed? Seriously, if they don't release the actual number of people polled, then how do we know if these numbers are really indicative of the majority?
a car that does 0-60 in 3.5 seconds, gets 50 mpg, lasts for 25 years with no maintenance and costs $11,000.
That ain't happening either.
Even if 87% prefer HD-DVD, what are they going to do with it?
Even more Sony trolls.
HD DVD format is dead, let the format war end now.
P L A Y B 3 Y O N D
The trouble with online polls is their tendency to get hijacked by either side.
I've seen links to polls in both formats forums.