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    Quote Originally Posted by dabeechman View Post
    Good reads. Another thing to keep in mind is the latest announcement from Toshiba. I'm headed out the door right now to lunch, so ill try to find the article later today, but Toshiba swore that EVERY laptop they produce in 2008 will have an HD-DVD player. Also, last year Toshiba sold 9.2 million laptops. Personally, I just want it over with so I can purchase any movie from any studio.

    http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=40162

    edit: found it
    The difference though is that Sony can match that. Toshiba cannot match the PS3 and cannot match the studio support that Sony is getting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NastiMarvasti View Post
    Pretty much what Unfiltered said. Also, of the 11 million 360's sold, how many of those people also bought the add-on?
    150,000 add-ons sold equals just a lick above 1% of total 360s sold.

    EDIT: Here is the key element that dgrycan was mentioning earlier regarding Fox's delay in recent titles: BD+.

    http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=268

    Quote Originally Posted by dabeechman View Post
    Good reads. Another thing to keep in mind is the latest announcement from Toshiba. I'm headed out the door right now to lunch, so ill try to find the article later today, but Toshiba swore that EVERY laptop they produce in 2008 will have an HD-DVD player. Also, last year Toshiba sold 9.2 million laptops. Personally, I just want it over with so I can purchase any movie from any studio.

    http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=40162
    I just think it's going to matter next year. The tide will continue (in Sony's favor) or change (in HD DVD's favor) by year's end. The only thing 2008 will bring (probably) will more studio support for Blu-ray.

    Just wait until The Incredibles and Finding Nemo hits on BR. Pixar titles, as well as classic Disney titles, are going to push BR players through the roof. These titles haven't been announced yet, but I'll chalk that up to the awaited release of BD+. (That being the supposed reason Fox and Disney slowed down/delayed their BR releases.)
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    I agree that waiting until 2008 is a mistake on Toshiba's part (if they are going to attempt to keep HD-DVD on equal ground with BR, then they need to implement their technology now, or at least offer it in ALL their current models as an upgrade (currently, they do not). As far as marketing they really need to have Dell/Gateway/Alienware/etc. offer HD-DVD drives in their units as well.

    As far as BD+ it's joke. All it is is another security feature that will be broken in less then a month. Just like AACS (except it most likely wont be broken 2 weeks BEFORE the first disc hits the market). It isn't like their is a BR black market and people are copying BR for profit. I'm not sure why Fox delayed its new releases, but I still don't think it was just for BD+.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unfiltered View Post
    150,000 add-ons sold equals just a lick above 1% of total 360s sold.

    EDIT: Here is the key element that dgrycan was mentioning earlier regarding Fox's delay in recent titles: BD+.

    http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=268



    I just think it's going to matter next year. The tide will continue (in Sony's favor) or change (in HD DVD's favor) by year's end. The only thing 2008 will bring (probably) will more studio support for Blu-ray.

    Just wait until The Incredibles and Finding Nemo hits on BR. Pixar titles, as well as classic Disney titles, are going to push BR players through the roof. These titles haven't been announced yet, but I'll chalk that up to the awaited release of BD+. (That being the supposed reason Fox and Disney slowed down/delayed their BR releases.)
    http://dvd.themanroom.com/dvd-newsview.php?id=604

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    Quote Originally Posted by NastiMarvasti View Post
    See? Si.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingslaw View Post
    I don't know if any of you guys are familiar with Harry Knowles from aintitcool.com but he has recently picked hd-dvd over blu-ray. He explains his decision in this article: http://www.aintitcool.com/node/32838
    Did you actually read the crap he wrote in that article?
    The kicker is... that it can play the 9000 or so DVDs I already have, as well as the HD DVDs. That Backwards compatibility feels right.
    Clearly the guy doesn't have a clue - Blu-ray has been backwards compatible just as long as HD-DVD - it's part of the spec for crying out loud.

    Also - from the demonstrations I've seen, HD DVD looks better than the BLUE RAY discs.
    That consensus is so 2006. Since 2007, Blu-ray has considerably pounded HD-DVD in quality, especially from some of their exclusive studios. Meanwhile, Universal is in the process of released a slew of catalog titles that are only marginally better than their SD-DVD counterparts.

    In fact, his ORIGINAL blog (which has obviously been editted) claim to the effect that HD-DVD was selling more discs (they weren't) and that they had 542 titles on the market compared to 63 for Blu-ray. (At the time, Blu-ray actually had MORE releases than HD-DVD.)

    This was the very article that led to Bill Hunt at Digital Bits going ape***** and posting his controversal (but hard to argue) support behind blu-ray.

    Read THAT here:

    http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articl...oap060107.html

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    betamax!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gescom View Post
    betamax!
    Go back to your Front 242 thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by dgrycan View Post
    Did you actually read the crap he wrote in that article?
    Clearly the guy doesn't have a clue - Blu-ray has been backwards compatible just as long as HD-DVD - it's part of the spec for crying out loud.

    That consensus is so 2006. Since 2007, Blu-ray has considerably pounded HD-DVD in quality, especially from some of their exclusive studios. Meanwhile, Universal is in the process of released a slew of catalog titles that are only marginally better than their SD-DVD counterparts.

    In fact, his ORIGINAL blog (which has obviously been editted) claim to the effect that HD-DVD was selling more discs (they weren't) and that they had 542 titles on the market compared to 63 for Blu-ray. (At the time, Blu-ray actually had MORE releases than HD-DVD.)

    This was the very article that led to Bill Hunt at Digital Bits going ape***** and posting his controversal (but hard to argue) support behind blu-ray.

    Read THAT here:

    http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articl...oap060107.html
    Thanks for seeing Kingslaw's post, dgrycan. I totally missed the ref to Harry's article. Bill's rant is exactly how I felt.

    I was blown away that someone like Harry Knowles, who is known for being so "in the know" with the film industry and very knowledgeable of such, that he would misinform his minions and do it so passionately and inaccurately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dgrycan View Post
    Did you actually read the crap he wrote in that article?
    Clearly the guy doesn't have a clue - Blu-ray has been backwards compatible just as long as HD-DVD - it's part of the spec for crying out loud.

    That consensus is so 2006. Since 2007, Blu-ray has considerably pounded HD-DVD in quality, especially from some of their exclusive studios. Meanwhile, Universal is in the process of released a slew of catalog titles that are only marginally better than their SD-DVD counterparts.

    In fact, his ORIGINAL blog (which has obviously been editted) claim to the effect that HD-DVD was selling more discs (they weren't) and that they had 542 titles on the market compared to 63 for Blu-ray. (At the time, Blu-ray actually had MORE releases than HD-DVD.)

    This was the very article that led to Bill Hunt at Digital Bits going ape***** and posting his controversal (but hard to argue) support behind blu-ray.

    Read THAT here:

    http://www.thedigitalbits.com/articl...oap060107.html
    For the record, I have no opinion on the format wars. I just read his articles and thought you guys would be interested on his take, right or wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingslaw View Post
    For the record, I have no opinion on the format wars. I just read his articles and thought you guys would be interested on his take, right or wrong.
    It's been brought up in another thread, but I get what you're saying. This thread didn't mention it, so it's fair game.

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