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Old 01-10-08, 06:02 AM   #5
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Default Re: Save HD DVD!!!

I think all HD-DVD signaturers who really did not understood why HD-DVD lose and never done researched on VHS and Betamax history want to save HD-DVD?

It all about marketshare!!!

http://pages.stern.nyu.edu/~lcabral/...ng/betamax.pdf

Take a look at VHS and Betamax worldwide marketshare from 1975 to 1988:



In around 1985, UK retailers and wholesalers decided to dropped Betamax support and backed VHS as the home VCR format based on sales data with VHS accounted 70% of UK marketshare. VHS had nearly 80% of marketshare worldwide and Betamax had about 20% in 1985 then Sony finally conceded defeat in 1988 to ended Betamax support and started manufactured Sony branded VHS VCRs.

Below are the regions marketshare of Blu-ray at the end of 2007:

USA & Canada 61%
Europe 73%
Asia 75%
Japan 97%
Australia 90%

That worked out the average Blu-ray marketshare to be about 79% and HD-DVD had about 21% worldwide.
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