According to industry tipsheet The DVD Release Report, 70 HD DVD titles hit store shelves during the period from April 1 through June 30, compared to 63 Blu-ray titles in the same timeframe.
HA. Kill this!!! Stupid article. What does it prove, could somebody tell me?
The precedent has already been set. HD format news pieces (and even these piddly movie release announcements) are apparently of interest here.
There's a Tech section, and there are individual console sections. If these articles make you uncomfortable, I suggest you stick to just the PS3/360/Wii sections and just bypass the homepage and Tech section altogether.
Besides more movies are the basic reason the consumer walks in a store and buys movies for one format to another. What makes you think BD is chosen just becuase its BR, BD has the software lead because of the software.
Doesn't really prove anything its not a trend of more HD-DVD every month and HD-DVD will be lucky if it causes a spike that put sales over BD for a short time but is is news and a possible push to level the ground(supposed software push by HD-DVD in the coming months).
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we have a section for industry and tech news like these so what are you implying ?
Year to date it is 99 to 132 in favor of BD...
and...a much larger percentage of the HD DVD released in the last quarter were Universal back catalog (ie not big sellers) vs BD which had a much greater percentage of new movies released.
and...the Universal 'titles' included such 'movies' as
04/24 Antarctica Dreaming
04/24 Digital Video Essentials
06/05 HD Window Hawaii
06/05 HD Window Great SW
06/05 Serenity Southern Seas
06/05 Visions of the Sea
06/19 Uncommon Bach
06/26 Freedom: Vol 1
BD didn't fill thier list with junk like that (though some of the movies were still crap!)...
Anyway...I don't own either and won't until there is a winner so spin away Next Gen Optical Disc Fanboys...spin away.
Pretty tired of these VS news. We all know DVD is winning hands down. Things don't change in a couple of articles.
Considering they only are giving out the information about the sales about Blu Ray and HD DVD and plus I think people are switching fast to the HD Century.
All I know is August 28th is the release of Heroes: Season 1 on HD DVD which I have my pre-order in at Amazon already. I just wish Fox would get back in the game release the Alien franchise already for BR. Once I get the Alien franchise, Die Hard, and LOTR all on HD or BR I can die a happy guy. The Matrix looks and sounds awesome in HD. Bring on the movies I don't care which format!
but all the blockbuster titles are mostly on Blu-ray and HDdvd has indie movies. I don't know about you but I rather have the blockbuster titles
This puts Blu-ray & HD DVD at about the same amount of movies. I think it's important, when someone walks into Best Buy and sees the HD DVD selection is the same size as the Blu-ray section. Then they see they can get an HD DVD player for $200 less, it makes the decision a "no brainer."
I noticed recently hhgregg is pushing HD DVD more now.
We always have a deal going on and we only push blu ray when we get a Sony customer.
Wal-Mart recently put up stands with one side BD and the other side HD.
What's funny in some stores you see both and in other stores you only see BD or HD titles.
The only good news about HD dvd come from HD dvd lol.
Even with more movies for one quarter, HD-DVDEAD kept slipping. And BR still holds on to the largest studio support.
Come on Universal, let the HD-DVDEAD supporters see that this crap has truly ended. Get with the winning team!
There's a very large amount of new HD-DVD titles coming in Quarter 2. Unfortunately practically every single one of these titles are old Universal titles (10~+ years.) These aren't new releases in the sense that they're new movies. They're old movies that have been brought to HD-DVD. Additionally, alot of the Universals recent releases have been of poor quality. (See: http://forums.highdefdigest... )
I think this large amount of HD-DVD transfers is the result of the criticism that their library is more sparse, which is why they're leveraging their only notable exclusive studio's history of past films.
The good news is that there will be new titles. The bad news is that Universal's Quality Control has been out to lunch for the last couple months; additionally, if you're a big fan of Universal's movies, you probably already own the titles on DVD.
this be lame i just got my matrix on hd dvd this morning in the mail so nah nah na nah nah lol!!
Everyone is entitled to their opinion I guess, but some of the things people post are pretty childish.
I’ve owned a PS3, 360 and HD DVD player since the day each of them launched. I have them all hooked to the same 60inch 1080p Sony TV.
About 2 months ago, I had 5 Blu-ray discs and 5 HD DVDs, then I decided to choose a format, meaning that if the same movie came out on both, which would I buy? I ran a couple tests, showed some friends, did some research and everything pointed to the fact that HD DVD was the better format. It looked better and it sounded better. Now, I’m seeing proof because the better versions of upcoming movies ‘300’ & Blood Diamond are on HD DVD. Since that day, I’ve purchased about 30 HD DVDs and 1 Blu-ray.
My point is: it’s easy to bash the other when you only own one (and don’t get me wrong, Blu-ray is still a great movie format). But side by side, on the same SONY HDTV, using the same HDMI 7.1 receiver, HD DVD proved itself to be the better of the two for me.
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