Discussion in 'Movies and Television' started by Mega-con, Jan 23, 2008.
That's a thoughtful insight you have on the situation there.
Personally I'm just glad this whole fiasco is wrapping up. Blu-Ray and Sony deserved to win a format war for once... Bigger storage, better availability and integrated into a Must-Have gadget.
Congrats Sony, you've done it right for once.
Never got into the war. I always had HD but Blue Ray has always been (still is) my larger goal in tv-ism.
Im fightin teh wallet war
lol a two week slice is indded CONCRETE and irrefutable evidence.
It's still twitching...
So it's all over then...?
Nah, now it just means that HD-DVD can have the same market share as Mac.
Just posting the story. What is there really left to say?
If you want some insight visit topix, ecn or edn.
Neither mfg has had a two week slice like this since the war began. HD DVD has slashed their prices and are still getting killed.
Blu-ray may have 93% of the next-gen DVD market, but that other 7% would suggest HD-DVD isn't finished off yet. Until nobody's making players and the last major studio has pulled out, nothing's certain.
I wonder when the last Betamax cassette was produced?
I'm wondering when the first Toshiba Blu-ray player will be released.
Well, Sony stopped producing new recorders by 2002 and Betacam itself is still in use. So it may survive as a niche format somehow, perhaps jumping over to the video industry in the form of HD-DVD camcorders.
Jeez that's just two weeks worth of data.
All that matters is "when will a Blu-Ray player become affordable?".
They already are: $299-399, not low enough?
That's a video game console. And it's $399-$499. With the cheapest stand alone blu-ray player are $499. Compared to $169.99 HD-DVD players.
I was hoping my favourite swedish metal band had put out a dvd of their video game covers. This thread is disappointing
Actual research seems to disagree.
Samsung BD-P1400 $329 From Amazon - $399 From Best Buy - $319 from B&H
Sony BDP-S300 $346 from Amazon - $399 From Best Buy - $347 At Wal-Mart
Aside from your bd player pricing being wrong as Joe Moore pointed out, those dirt cheap Toshiba hd-dvd players(hd-a3 and hd-d3) don't all support 1080p output, which defeats the purpose of getting hd-dvd movies in the first place. Yes, the 1080p hd-a30 can be had for $200 or so, but it's quite idiotic to produce and market those lower end players to already confused consumers who may not understand the difference and think they're getting something that they aren't.
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