According to Variety Magazine, Universal Home Entertainment is facing increasing pressure to release titles on the Blu-ray high definition disc format.
they can do it! i know it!
Ken Graffeo is an idiot! Blu-ray will only be embraced by Universal after he gets fired. He picked the wrong format to back for his company and now he has to defend his choice to the bitter end to save his job and his rep.
I hope whatever money Toshiba gave him along with his severance package will be enough for him to get by on.
Only a matter of time...
ALive!!! Its ALIIIIVVVVVEEEEE!!!
money talks, especially with the amount of piracy on regular dvds, it would be a good investment.
Not that i want hddvd dead or anything but they should stop with these silly excuses and just drop content on both formats and let people decide.
Seeing how things are going i am surprised universal has lasted this long as an exclusive if they turn the war is pretty much over as i see it.
if Universal start doing Blu Ray, HD DVD might aswell call it a day.
yo firestorm your avatar made me crack up
They should just do it, they backed the wronge format the sooner they see that the better for them...
If Universal goes natural, it could be the biggest and most fatal blow to HD-DVD.
I saw a more complete article than this one and the Universal Studios guy said they have no intention of supporting Blu-ray at the moment.
Still, HD DVD needs to have a killer 2nd half of 2007 or it could be in trouble. We’ll see.
Ken Graffeo, executive vice president of Universal Studios Home Entertainment, says the studio currently has no plans to support Blu-ray.
Blu-ray has already won. Its simple, More people surport it meaning it will win.
HDDVD might be successful in some territories, but Universal soon realizes that they will have to jump on the Blu-ray ship soon.
how is this GAMING news?!
but i'll chime in. if BR were to get universal as well i do see hd dvd dieing out sooner than expected and the 360 carrying a BR add on in the near future.
sadly when it comes to high def movies, hd dvd is better for the consumer as it offers more. sorry, dont preach that BR is better... all it offers is an antiscratch coating and more disk space, both of which in my book isn't needed in a movie format. what is cool about hd dvd is that internet connection that allows u to get more info online about the movie and the downloadable firmware upgrades for future revisions, something the ps3 is obviously the reason why it is the best BR player on the market. so early supporters of BR with a standalone won't be able to get those bonus features or options in future BR movies...
and now, i predict disagreements and my bubbles being lost by sony fanboys
So let me get this right, anti-scratch coating and more space (which in the future could lead to higher quality movies) are not necessary but an internet connection to see more information about the movie is?
The fact is that people will always want higher quality movies with the additional space on the blu ray but not everyone will care for the internet information available through a hd dvd player.
Sorry it boils down to this. Bluray has more players out and has more studio support which equals the hd dvd death in the near future... Thanks for playing.
Taking a swipe at the Blu-ray stats that are bolstered by the number of PS3's sold, Steve Nickerson, senior vice president, high definition media at Warner Bros sates:
"These figures are especially important because the standalone player market is by far the biggest driver of movie sales in the long-term."
"This is simply because those who buy a standalone player are interested solely in buying and watching movies and other video content, whereas those with HD drives built into games consoles are primarily interested in games."
if what he said is true, why blu-ray disc sales are 3:1 to HD-DVD. since HD-DVD has more standalone sales anyway. ??
A) Blu-ray movies are outselling HD DVD 2:1, not 3:1
B) Counting PS3, there are five Blu-ray players for every one HD DVD player. But why isn't the software ratio 5:1? It's only 2:1, not 5:1. This proves him right! Despite having a much smaller base, standalone player buyers buy a lot more movies.
Look you just proved our point. You are right not all PS3 users are watching high Def movie. But enough are to make blu-ray have a sales ratio doubling HD dvd sales.
plus its only a matter of time. Seems like studio support will decide this war. This was sony's plan. Music and film were sony's little helpers that were planted a long time ago. It was almost like it was written. 3rd times a charm.
And another problem for HD-DVD cdzie is that PS3 is outpacing HD-DVD players by a huge amount. Eventually that 2:1 ratio will only grow.
They should just go ahead and back both at least. There are a couple of universal movies I would like to own on Blu-Ray
is not including the PS3...
and if HDDVD is cliaming that they have sold sooo much more players then explain the 3:1 ratio for bluray??
PS3 is the trojan horse that will automatically push Bluray as the winner. this war was over b4 it started.
i just feel sorry for all those ppl that bought a HDDVD player.
if universal goes to bluray its pretty much over - and im sure they will - universal wont go down with the sinking ship of HDDVD
hd-dvd won't be completely dead but they'll be on life support.
How is Universal gonna go neutral if Ken Graffeo is the VP of the HD DVD promotional group?
But anyway, I hope Universal does go neutral. There are at least 5 of their movies that I would own in high-def right now if they were on Blu-ray.
If universal goes aboard the Bluuuuuuuuuuuuu trainnnnnnnnnn its gonna be over for h-dvdead no doubt now there is no hope for h-dvdead fans.
its gonna be sweet when they officially say they are going to support Blu-ray the entire avsforums menbers are going to brake hahahaha its gonna be a sweet day its almost here mmmmmmm i can smell it.
before i bought my hddvd add on i went to bestbuy to check out both formats and to be quite honest with you hddvd looks and sounds better than blu-ray i'm not knocking anyone for supporting blu-ray. i dont think you can add the ps3 #'s as valid #'s in the format war because people r buying it for games i know first hand from two different people who have ps3 and dont have any blu-ray movies but back to hddvd it has so much more interactivity than blu-ray does. let me ask u this does blu-ray movies have online features to add to the value can u pick ur favorite scenes from the movie to make ur own little highlight reel can u watch picture in picture of behind the scenes while watching the movie at the same time let me know.
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