With yesterday's formal announcement of the new HD-DVD player from Venturer, one must wonder whether the other shoe is about to drop in the HD-DVD-Blu-Ray format war.
that Warner could be next to go HDDVD exclusive. Why else would they list the virtues of the HDi technology on their website. Not to mention that they haven't ben releasing anything on Bluray really either.
I think there is more going on with these cheap $199 DVD players behind the scene than anyone knows except Toshiba. Even Michael Bay mentioned them in his weblog. After the Paramount exclusive deal was announced.
Overall this Holiday those cheap $199 players will be flying off the shelves. The casual market will determine the format as they always have. This seems like Betamax/VHS all over again.
If it is one thing history has shown it is that price can be a very motivating driving force for sales.
Just look at the Wii in retrospect.
and its sales have been dropping like a rock. Explain that one.
You?? agreeing with a "RUMOR" about Warner possible going HDDVD exclusive? Really???
Great effort trying NOT to sound like a fanboy.. almost got me...
Nothing but stupid fanboys care about the dead HD-DVD format anymore.
150 million dollars from Microsoft to keep HD-DVD on life support.
This article is not a rumor,it's an opinion by a well known pro HDDVD
I'm sure this will start a flame war from certain users but a rumor is a rumor until the studios make it official. I'm sure I read a post where Warner re-iterated their stance on being neutral rather than exclusive. I think they had 30% of the Hi-def market shares from both formats.
300 and The Departed sold more on blu-ray while Batman Begins and the Matrix Trilogy were in the top ten in total hi-def sales for HD-DVD. Batman begins is not available on Blu-ray and the Matrix trilogy is said to arrive on Blu-ray soon but there is no official date released so this rumor may have some weight after all.
I'm sure you do.
You don't support HD-DVD why do you care so much?.
But this is news for everyone. I don't see a sign anywhere saying XBOX 360 and HD DVD supporters only.
I'm sure I saw your many of your comments on PS3 and Blu-ray related articles. Why do you care if you don't support them?
Don't be a hypocrite.
I avoid 90% of them most are 360 or HD-DVD related that I do comment on. As for you have been in every HD-DVD thread spewing very desperate comments.
I Don't really care about PS3 or Blu-ray its the manner inwhich Sony fanboys post PS3/Bluray news trying to bash the other side while praising PS3 & BD(example: if this was BD news posted by a Sony fan the header would be HD-DVD lost another or HD-DVD is going down fast or support is jumping HD-DVD's ship, do you understand?) that draws in a fight and thats when you'll see me; as that is the purpose of the slanderish style you Sony people post news.
Sure you might see me in a PS3 only thread but you won't see me seeking out that same subject and evertime saying the same sh*t in every one.
Why do you have to start a flame war? No wonder so many users have put you in their ignored list. Grow up.
you do say exactly the same thing in every post you make regardless of the thread. you say 360 and HDDVD good and sony and everything connected to it is bad.
This is old and already debunked.
A warner representative said that they will remain neutral.
As much as each camp would like to posture and pretend to know what the he!! is going on, nobody has the slightest idea. I tend to believe Warner when they say that they will continue to support both formats, but, with this bargin priced player in time for the holidays, and another HUGE pot of money maybe on the table for exclusivity, I don't think it would be out of the realm of possibilitiy to see them announce HD-DVD only. And if that happens....WOW!!!
I enjoy watching everyone speculate pure fiction but it CANNOT ever happen. WB is on the board or directors, they're not going anywhere. Get over it already.
Well... who knows.. maybe the HD DVD camp wouldnt mind paying some cash to them to support HD DVD for the next 18 months... ala paramount... let's not forget that the thought of Paramount Pictures becoming HD DVD only 2 months ago would be ridiculous and impossible... and today.. it's a different story... things can turn and twist... you never know what's going to happen... 2 months ago... Sony and blu-ray fanboys were predicting HD DVD death by the end of the year... boy... how wrong were they... one small change in the industry with paramount.. and the format war is uncertain.... if HD DVD want to win this... they will continue to push into getting more studios to support them... I think they should take advantage of sony's policy, "We don't pay for exclusives"... ask microsoft to lend some money.... 150 Mil pocket change for them... they are spending more only promoting Halo 3.
this would be a blockbuster HD-DVD needs. Peter Jackson works on Halo the movie.
I really can't see this happening on one hand, but it makes perfect sense on the other.
We know Warner has the total HD thing, with bluray on one side and HD DVD on the other, but, and they could stand to make a fortune off that if the format war drags on, which would mean staying neutral. It seems staying neutral would be best for them both short and long term, rather than go exclusive to either side.
On the other hand, they never released those discs. They were supposed to, but they did not, indicating, to me, they planned on using their weight to end this war. You also have the lack of movies out for them on bluray, now, and that may be an indication of them jumping ship.
One thing is for sure, WB is what USA was in WWII. So long as they're neutral, ground is being gained by one side, but its so slow that no winner is in sight. However, their support of one side with everything they have can be the decisive turning point.
If everyone else was bluray exclusive, WB going HD DVD exclusive could end the war. With battle lines drawn, and the field looking fairly even, a decision by them before Thanksgiving (and Black Friday) could end the war this year.
"Why do you have to start a flame war? No wonder so many users have put you in their ignored list. Grow up. "
Thanks I just noticed that I didnt have Blood, Pog and Blade on my ignore. Done and done.
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