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Old 01-23-08, 04:27 PM   #50
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Default Re: The End For Blu-Ray?

Originally Posted by Imbroglio
For a second lets look at the facts, dvd outsells hdm 99:1, say blu-ray is selling 9:1 (we'll over estimate). that's stills 891(dvd):9(bd):1(hddvd), nobody has won nor are even close to winning. mainstream isn't grasping either bd nor hddvd, a new hdm format could step in within the next 6 months and have all studio support (minus sony) and could easily walk away with the HDM market. nothing is over (aside hddvd's possibility of ever walking away with this market)
Lol, imbroglio think for just a second. Investing in a new HD multimedia format requires billions of dollars. Sure, the nVnews users could conceive of a better format than either HD DVD or Blu Ray, but do we have the capitol to back it. This debate is about as rational as the morons who refused to give up their analog televisions and S-video inputs three to four years ago. How many analog non-HD sets are sold now? None unless you live in BFE. Thus, to state that because DVD is winning now that there is no clear winner is asinine. Blu Ray is dominating. Face the facts. It is not even close. Blu Ray is not competing with DVD. DVD will be quite dead in 5 years or so (sorry necroft ??) . Does anyone around here remember when VHS tapes absolutely dominated DVD sales. Guess what, when people with disposable income see HD media on their new shiny televisions the demise for DVD will progress rapidly. For the people with last gen sets there is no reason to go HD (Blu Ray or otherwise). In a few years, the market will change. BTW, what company do you propose is going to come in and seal the doom of Blu Ray and HD DVD. Is it HD Divx lol.
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