Blu-Ray wins????

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  1. X-human

    X-human I ate my keys

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    Here's a peak at the upcoming numbers:
    http://www.homemediamagazine.com/news/html/breaking_article.cfm?sec_id=2&&article_ID=11894

    85:15, and it's doubtful they'll be getting any better for HD-DVD before May. After May, well you might as well call it 100:1 then. But it's interesting that HD-DVD highest got 10% of Blu-ray's highest, in the past that can be enough to get into the top ten.
     
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    Those figures don't surprise me at all. HD-DVD hasn't put out anything good since Christmas, and there were really lackluster titles for December. Blu-Ray had some good releases in the past couple weeks, plus a strong December release schedule. That probably had more effect on the sales numbers than the Warner announcement.
     
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    Didn't read all this. Which one has more DVDs?

    I am thinking Blu-Ray b/c of the PS3 support also.
     
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    Now - thank you for this post. Now I know why HD-DVD players are selling for shit now. I can get a toshiba for 190.00 and it comes w/ like 10 HD dvd movies. lol

    PS3-- here I come!


     
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  6. KR~!

    KR~! The Apocalyptic Kid

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    PS3 is the ONLY player out now that can handle Profile 2.0, which hasn't been released yet. Heck, the PS3 should be able to handle all future profiles. It's like you are getting a new player for free every time a new upgrade is released! Plus, it up converts DVDs perfectly and I also believe that it plays something called "video Games", whatever the hell that is.
     
  7. KR~!

    KR~! The Apocalyptic Kid

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    Blu-ray Takes Lead in January Hardware Sales

    According to data from NPD, Warner Brothers' pre-CES announcement that it would back Blu-ray exclusively seems to have bolstered Blu-ray Disc player sales, and dramatically lowered HD DVD player sales. The data (disclosed by The Digital Bits), notes that in the week ending 1/5/08, Blu-ray Disc player sales were at 15,257 units, and HD DVD player sales were at 14,558 units.

    Fast forward to after the Warner announcement. The week ending January 12 showed Blu-ray Disc had increased its lead by 42 percent, to 21,770 units sold. HD DVD sales plummeted by 88 percent, to just 1,758 units. This data would seem to support the fact that Warner's announcement was indeed the tipping point that would ultimately determine the winner of the format war.

    And no wonder. With Warner's support, Blu-ray is now the format-of-choice of more than 70 percent of Hollywood's content producers.

    Of course, in looking at those numbers, Blu-ray's commanding lead wasn't the only thing that sprang to mind. I couldn't help but notice that overall unit sales were actually down between those two weeks: 29,815 vs 23,528. Assuming, for a moment, that the first week sales weren't just spiked by people using up holiday gift cards, that 21 percent drop in sales makes me think one of two things: Either a significant number of HD DVD buyers were so sensitive to the price of a player that they just won't up the ante for the extra bucks that a Blu-ray player might require over HD DVD; or--the more likely scenario--a significant number of HD DVD buyers were purchasing the player primarily because it was an upconverting DVD player.

    I'll be interested to see what the January disc (software) sales data ends up showing once the month is out. My suspicion: We'll see the Warner announcement had some impact there, as well (already, early 2008 Nielsen VideoScan sales, as reported by Home Media Magazine, show HD DVD represented just 15 percent of the high-def discs sold through January 13). I'll also be interested in seeing whether the sales ratio for players maintains in the ensuing weeks, or if that 88 percent dropoff was an anomaly. The player sales numbers will be all the more interesting since Toshiba instituted aggressive price cuts on all three of its players as of January 13.


    ttp://blogs.pcworld.com/staffblog/archives/006342.html
     
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    Yeah, only in America, huh? People forget that early DVD players had those types of issues too. I think these people who buy in way too early, but then want to lay-off the risk associated with that by frivilous lawsuits are just pathetic little people with too much time on their hands. Or whiners for short.
     
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    zombi3 Pure Evil

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    Does anyone here really want Sony controlling the home video market? Remember, that means Sony decides what gets released and they decide what doesn't get released. If they consider a film's content to be offensive or inappropriate, then it probably won't come out on Blu-ray (just ask Synapse). I'm sure many of us have quite a few movies in our collections that might be deemed objectionable by Sony's "standards". So much for Cannibal Holocaust in high definition. :rolleyes:
     
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    ^ Sony only owns 3 of the 13 Blu-ray plants at the moment, and the flood gates have been opened already. Porn is freely available on Blu-ray. Sony doesn't dictate or control Blu-ray, they are one of many companies that co-developed Blu-ray. Funny you should mention Cannibal Holocaust, because Grindhouse Releasing had to delay their release because an SD replicator at the last minute refused to duplicate their discs, and they were having problems finding a duplicator who would. This is not a unique situation to Blu-ray and I'm sure there are probably HD-DVD duplicators who won't duplicate porn either.

    Toshiba on the other hand is the only developer of HD-DVD and was trying to corner the market. I don't see Synapse Films blowing their full load on HD-DVD either. I think Don was exaggerating a little bit, but it's true that companies like Disney will not use a replicator if they also replicate X-rated material because of the potential for a mix up. In 2006 Sony was the only replicator and was courting Disney, so Synapse Films admittedly got the shaft in that situation.

    So as had been proven by Anchor Bay and BCI, there can be trash released on Blu-ray and it is glorious to behold. ;)
     
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    SD DVD's are looking better and better for the time being......
     
  13. geeare

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    you are way off the mark with this statement/. even if sony was monopolizing blu-ray then your statement about content is wrong. you can already get porn on blu-ray...unless of course this content is considered appropriate, hahahaha.
     
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    I wasn't necessarily referring to porn. Apparently Sony did refuse to allow a BD release of Thriller: A Cruel Picture, maybe because of sexual violence? (I still haven't seen this one.)

    If I am wrong, then great...I'd love to see some old Video Nasties in HD. :banana:
     
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    Yeah well just yesterday Ryko Distribution refused to distribute Synapse Film's latest release, Schoolgirl Report #3:
    http://synapsefilms.blogspot.com/2008/02/what-distributors-find-unthinkable.html

    So there you have it, welcome to real life. Ryko put out Cannibal Holocaust by the way, so your "savior" just failed you in your hour of need. :rolleyes:

    As a fan of the genre I've just accepted the reality of the situation and take comfort in the fact that there are people like Don May and Tony Simonelli out there who make sure these get the proper care and treatment many openly state the DON'T deserve. Don May has even said he himself doesn't like to watch the uncut version of Thriller because it's too much for him, but he puts it out there anyways. That's a class act all around and is the exception, not the rule.
     
  16. Noto

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    That's a trip, but at least Xploited will be carrying it for those that want the title.
     
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    Everything finds a way to get released. It's just a matter of when and how.
     
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