Sharp Electronics has announced that they will release their first Blu-ray player, the BD-HP20S, this fall. No price has been set.
thats what I say
HD DVD - Count your prayers, as your days are numbered.
If by "Bluray > HD DVD" you mean costs more, then you are right. When it comes to features, stanalone player sales and overall value: HD DVD > Blu-ray.
And if you mean who will most likely win: Blu-ray > HD DVD
Already winning: Blu-ray > HD DVD
and because of this /\, the best one to buy: Blu-ray > HD DVD
EDIT: AND movie studios: Blu-ray > HD DVD
Considering HD DVD owns 70% of the standalone high-def player market, Sharp is lining up with the wrong side!
Seriously, without PS3, Blu-ray would be in huge trouble. Just like UMD, mini disc, Beta and every other Sony backed format. And considering the latest PS3 sales numbers, I’d say Blu-ray is in huge trouble!
Momentum for HD DVD continues to grow as player sales reach new heights and Toshiba captures 70 percent share of high definition set-top player market: http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews...
-- "This is a totally new player from a long time Blu-ray supporter." --
If they're lining up with the "wrong side" then why even manufacture at all? Whoops they already have.
They are competing with 2 other companies for just 30% of the market. It's basic marketing, you usually try to sell to the biggest market.
Are you going to keep posting the same BS over and over again about the damn 70%????
I already told you.. That bluray MOVIES, SOFTWARE, DISKS sales are at 70% and HDDVD's are at 30%... and sales increasing by the day.
soo like I said before.. Preach a new thing cause that 70% of players means nothing..
"They are competing with 2 other companies for just 30% of the market. It's basic marketing, you usually try to sell to the biggest market"
Yep basic market you're right about that.. They usually try to sell to the biggest market also true.
BLURAY movies are the biggest market right now and movie studios are going with the format who sells more software not more player..
and if HDDVD has 70% of the market in standalone player and Bluray is selling the same percent in movies, DAMN that sure says a lot about HDDVD..
@ below haha whatever man... Denial is the first step to reason.. admit it. :)
You are wrong. The latest software numbers are 65% to 45% and the gap is closing each day.
I never said Blu-ray wasn't winning in software sales. But I am saying the only reason for that is PS3. But don't worry, HD DVD has an answer to PS3. Let's just see what happens the 2nd half of this year.
"Seriously, without PS3, Blu-ray would be in huge trouble. Just like UMD, mini disc, Beta and every other Sony backed format. And considering the latest PS3 sales numbers, I’d say Blu-ray is in huge trouble!"
You failed to mention DVD. Sony implemented a dvd drive into every PS2 and look at what happened to DVD. Everyone was saying the same crap about DVD that they are saying about Blu-ray and yet it was still successful!! hmm...your right BLU-RAY IS IN TROUBLE!!!!!....NOT!
Sucks to right some times.
Great posting, way to add nothing to the conversation.
are you Gypsy certified to be throwing out biased fortunes?
HD-dvd stand alone market will continue to diminish. Its not going to be 70% forever plus with $300-$400 players coming out later this yr or nxt yr and movie studios continual support of blu ray. Hd-dvd is finished. The ps3 may be the reason for higher sales but at the end of the day once ps3 establishes that market the stand alone player costs go below the costs of ps3's then their sales will also take off. It makes me wonder why anyone would buy hd-dvd when more than half of the high def movies that come out wnt play on ur system
HURRAY FOR POO-RAY
no new companies announcing to make hd-dvd players.
companies backing off from making hd-dvd/bluray combos until sometime next year.
more companies announcing exclusive support for bluray.
blockbuster supporting bluray over hd-dvd.
hmmmmmmmm.....i wonder why?
Wrong. Samsung just announced the next ver of their dual player will now support 1.1 BDj and all HDi.
Currently BB still sells both BD and HD discs in certain stores and online.
because it has more storage, more studios supporting it, and more consumers. NUFF SAID!!
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