Business Wire reports on October 29:
According to a JupiterResearch report, HD content has little impact on consumer decisions. Only 24 percent of consumers cited content as an incentive to upgrade to HD because standard DVD has a far more extensive library than either HD DVD or Blu-ray.
"The real competitor that both these formats face is not each other, but rather low cost DVD players with up-scaling capabilities that pass the 'good enough' test for most consumers," explained Michael Gartenberg, JupiterResearch Vice President and lead author of the report.
Further complicating the issue is the penetration of broadband and the growth of the market for downloadable video content. "The abundance of material in such a wide variety of formats is going to make adoption of any single standard very difficult," said David Schatsky, President of JupiterResearch.