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Old 09-27-07, 08:00 AM   #51
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Default Re: 90% of Americans still don't understand HDTVs

Originally Posted by evilchris
You also fail to analyze numbers in a meaningful way. 300 BD outsold 300 HD DVD 2:1, with 5:1 the install base. Very *bad* performance. We are talking about .6 % of the market versus .4 %. The total numbers don't mean **** for now.
FWIW, the Wall Street Journal claims that HDDVD has the lead in hardware with about 58% of the market using it over Blue-ray. They claim that HDDVD starting around $300 for players is why when BRD start around $449. The PS3 is why they claim BRD disc sales to be up higher than HDDVD. I don't know how concrete those numbers are though.

IMO, the platform that reaches the lowest price point first will win. It has been proven in the past with sales figures that go up drastically as the price gets closer to $200. That is all the average Joe cares about because he understands dollars a lot better than he understands resolutions, acronyms, or whatever. Just because PS3s have them doesn't mean squat. How many people used their PS2 instead of a real DVD player?
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