Is it really dead? Or is just warming up for the fight? TotalGamerZone explains why it may just be getting started for the long haul.
Solid reasoning... but doesn't Blu-Ray have more support from movie makers?
With crap quality. HD DVD's look better IMO Edit: Yes ive compared them, Blu-ray suffers from screen judder and slow framrate sometimes, HD DVD runs very smooth but it can also suffer from framerate problems but that is very rare. I want quality not a bloody name brand... hmmm like Blu-ray
You've actually compared them? And I'm not talking about randomly walking into a Best Buy. edit: How can someone disagree with a valid question? Ha! Oh I forgot that some of your pre-teen drama queens have multiple accounts for disagreeing with people. I'll be sure to notify the admins.
Blue ray does have more support even though xbots dont want to admitted it..lol...sucks for people who owns hd dvd..
But Microsoft makes the encoding that allows HD discs to store data. And it seems like the give the smoother performance options to HD-DVD.
Right now BluRay has disney and HD has Universal, its pretty even, i like the selection of movies on HD more than BR right now. But that could change, though i dont care for Disney movies.
Blu-ray also has FOX, MGM, Lionsgate and Sony pictures as exclusives
right now hd-dvd has universal and BR has EVERYBODY ELSE. better check your facts.
is not dead. Both Blu ray and HDDVD make up 5% of total DVD sales. The war will take years. Any rational person realizes that 5% is a very small percentage. And the majority of Blu ray players sold are PS3s. Many articles have stated that a very small percentage of people watch movies on console. Less than 13%. Ultimately the format war will be decided when the players reach a $100 to $200 price range. HDDVD will most likely achieve this first. Until then most people will buy DVD-9. Which 95% of consumers are doing right now. One thing is for sure with Toshiba placing HDDVD drives in all their laptops and selling around 9 million a year the install base will even out and PS3 won't be such a factor anymore.
who's buying a laptop to watch hd movies?MOVIE SALES COUNT AND BLURAY IS CRUSHING HDDVD;even Spielberg will release his movies on BLURAY and NOT ON HDDVD,you are just a desperate HDDVD fanboy ,BLURAY IS OUSELLING HDDVD and HAS BIGGER SUPPORT FROM THE MOVIE STUDIO AND ELECTRONICS GIANTS,are you that stupid to not understand?you are a xbot fanatic
Your argument is retarded. I can just as easily say how many people watch movies on a console?? And the answer is less than 13% by statistics. It is people like you that live in a dilisional world that think 5% of movie sales for the industry are going to determine a format choice. You are probably a Diehard Sony fanboy who thinks that Blu ray "must" win bc you bought PS3. And PS3 says what will be the industry standard. You are probably one of the same people that just goes around disagreeing with a rational statement just bc it is slanted toward Toshiba and not Sony. And to answer your question lots of people that carry laptops watch movies on them. I flew to California recently and there were people watching movies on the plane on laptops.
i would agree with you except for one thing. i don't see how anyone can discount BR being in the ps3 out of the box. ms, trying to support hd-dvd with an add-on? i think that's a huge advantage for BR.
I couldn't careless about the fight. I'm simply NOT buying them.
dont know HD is very close to defeat blu-ray have a lot of people back it up you guy need to get HD VMD it is better than blu-ray and HD DVD i am just playing around but you could check it out and yes The VMD format is capable of HD resolutions up to 1080p which is comparable with Blu-ray and HD DVD. format war bi...
What the other PR would say, saying that HD DVD has better quality a quality of what exactly you mean of being lame than yes it has that.
HDDVD IS DEAD,SONY BPD S300 IS OUT OF STOCK ON AMAZON,BLURAY HAS DISNEY, FOX, Buena Vista,Sony Pictures,....all exclusives to bluray and retailers are dropping the toshiba players from their stores;so one of the few places where you can get one is amazon. "Panasonic DMP-BD10 Retailers are reporting that, despite HD DVD's price advantage, Blu-ray stand alone players are selling better than HD DVD stand alone players, and could be selling much more if supply could keep up with demand. Abt Electronics and Ultimate Electronics have reported that sales of Blu-ray players have increased dramatically since the introduction of low cost 2nd-generation players, and that current supplies are very tight.“We were seeing a 50/50 split in unit sales,” Bjorn Dybdahl, president of Bjorn's said. “That was primarily all three Toshiba players versus Sony's $499 players. If the Blu-ray group wants to put a death knell on HD DVD, then they need to get it everywhere very quickly.” http://www.blu-ray.com/news...
HD DVD and Blu-ray are doing just fine and growing the market. This holiday season will tell us a lot about what the public thinks. Should be a fun battle!
PS3:Amazon.com Sales Rank: #5 in Video Games XBOX 360:Amazon.com Sales Rank: #9 in Video Games,HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!! The War is Almost Over??? From eProductWars Main Page: "Important notice about eProductWars: This web site - including all the code, data, domain names, etc., will soon be going on sale on eBay. Stay tuned for more information. For inquiries, contact us today." Blu-ray has outsold HD DVD for 7 months in a row now by a factor of 2:1. I guess this site is becomming more and more irrelevant as the handwriting appears on the wall.
HD-DVD camp will not raise the white flag for pride's sake.
Its far too early to be raising any flags. The fact that HP and Microsoft are using HD DVD says something.
yes HD DVD is dead.. it has nothing good to offer at all.Blueray has everything to offer if some of these people actually keep up with the news they wouldn't be posting HD DVD is better the Blueray crap.
I dont think you have read this article yet ;)
For someone with a Blu-ray avatar, you still spell it "blue-ray" What a gimp. Besides this war hasn't even started yet, the mass public still havent embraced it yet. I own both, and looking at whats avaliable and forthcoming in the near future, i'd say HD-DVD has the better lineup, at least for what im looking for. As for the quality, it would be nice for Sony to set some standards that all studios must adhere to, much like toshiba did with HD-DVD. PS. Why do all these arguments about Blu-Ray Vs HD-DVD end up about Sony and Microsoft. It's Sony Vs Toshiba people, stop being noob fanboys.
The Blue Ray camp has declared victory so many times in the last several months that I have lost track. Clearly this is intended to convince the consumer that it is so. I don't know who is going to win but price is the main factor if there were a full featured HD DVD player of either flavour the war would be over. Blue Ray is far more important to Sony than HD is to M$. M$ is focussed on digital delivery. Price will ultimately decide this matter. as consumer will ususally take the most affordable option. This was why VHS succeeded and Beta failed Who do I want to win this war? I want the consumer to win. Remember neither of these groups is acting altruistically. They are looking to control the format and make money off every DVD and player sold. Ideally they want you to buy your movie collection all over again in their new format.
4 new models were announced this week (3 from Toshiba, 1 from ONKYO). 300 is on the verge of selling over 100,000 copies (does everything have to be compared to Blu-ray? If a studio knows they can sell an extra 100,000 copies by supporting HD DVD, isn't that worth it?) and details are starting to emerge about cheaper, Chinese made players. Toshiba has an amazing 61% of the standalone market share. Microsoft drives are still selling great after the price cut / promotion. ‘Heroes Season 1’, ‘Star Trek’, ‘Evan Almighty’, ‘Knocked Up’ & ‘Bourne Ultimatum’ are all coming as HD DVD exclusives. Each format has good things going for them: Blu-ray has their own exclusives, HD DVD offers lower-priced players. I guess we’ll see who wins at the end of the year, but to say that any format is dead is to show your ignorance.
dont forget hot fuzz ;)
Hot Fuzz was funny, Bourne Ultimatum was really good. Damn format wars.
Yeah it was funny :)
yea, but toshiba can release all the players they want but what happens if more and more retailers(target for one) decide to stop selling them and only sell BR? what about blockbuster making the decesion to only carry BR movies in 80% of their stores? these types of decesions seem to support a swing in retail and comsumer preferance to BR. lat gen it was a fact that the rise of dvds over tapes was due to ps2. so everyone discounting it(BR)being in the ps3 are foolishly ignoring the past.
Personally, I don't care for HD-DVD or Blu-Ray. But Blu-Ray came with my PS3 so I'll go out and buy them movies. I think most of those 4-5million PS3 users feel the same way.
Many seem to forget that HD-DVD is the favored format in Europe. Don't count HD-DVD out yet, just because BD is having the lead right now. If I'm not mistaken, didn't HD-DVD lead just before the PS3 launched? Hmm?
Where in Europe? cause i rarely see any out here
None of these formats are winning..... If you ask me both Blu Ray and HDDVD will always be around, it was the same with DVD-R vs DVD+R.. There was plenty of articles about who was going to win that format war.. It was compared to Beta vs VHS. Who WON!. Both of them... Give it till this time next year and there will be multi players only. Why not both formats play DVD and CD. Soon theyll be as cheap as a DVD recorder and theyll play everything. Its a given!!!
I could care less who wins, I was happy with my HD DVD addon for my 360 until my 360 died yesterday:( Now I need to wait 4-5 weeks until the 360 is repaired (this will be my 4th 360)