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Old 01-06-08, 12:07 PM   #101
mumstheword
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Default Re: Warner to go Blu-ray exclusive May 2008!

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Originally Posted by Imbroglio
everyone all the sudden gets blu balls over 1% of the market share. mark my words, i've heard from enough ppl already that they refuse to buy into the sony machine, HDM will not die, but when it's all over, i highly doubt it will be BD. digital dwnlds are what Microsoft wants, that was obvious from the iptv/media center announcement so of course they won't throw money at warner. it's estimated that around 48% of americans have broadband connections in their home, while at the same time only around 44% have hdtvs. that may seem like a small percentage difference, but that is actually just over 12 million people in america alone. digital distribution will soon be turned to as you do not need an expensive set to benefit from that.
But you will need expensive set-top boxes. Unless they are provided free.

The other problem with digital downloads is portability. Will you be able to transfer movies to a portable mediaplayer to watch on a set-up box at another household. I mean, if that will be the direction of digital downloads for movies that would be something.
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