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Old 12-07-2007, 02:06 PM   #166
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I hope it is the exact opposite that happens. That would be the greatest. Warner pulls a rope-a-dope. But it seems highly unlikely
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I hate to bring it up . . . but what about the AVS member who started that rumor that WB was going BD, that I was involved in?

I posted the fact that it was a hoax used to stir up the BD fans HOURS before the "deadline" that was mentioned in the posting of the hoax . . .

And they STILL counted down the clock to see what would happen.

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I hope it is the exact opposite that happens. That would be the greatest. Warner pulls a rope-a-dope. But it seems highly unlikely
I see them sitting right where they are. As others have posted, they are making the maximum sales per release being neutral. The only way to go either way would be an astronomical amount of $$ or one format giving up.
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This is so silly. Having only one format works best. From the start only one of these two formats had adequate support within the industry to prevail. Sure HD DVD has been able to scuttle HD disc by confusing the market, but I don't understand why so many people want that. With things as they are, HD DVD can limp along indefinitely and trip Blu-ray everytime it tries to take a step, but that isn't what I want.

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What the hell are you talking about? HD DVD LAUNCHED FIRST! Blu ray entered the market incomplete, and IT caused confusion in HD formats.
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I hate to bring it up . . . but what about the AVS member who started that rumor that WB was going BD, that I was involved in?

I posted the fact that it was a hoax used to stir up the BD fans HOURS before the "deadline" that was mentioned in the posting of the hoax . . .

And they STILL counted down the clock to see what would happen.

"Hope Springs Eternal."
This has a little more zip than a poster with 1 post posting history Lee.
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Worse than that is the fact that Warner has a lot of inventory of HD DVD software that I am sure the company wants to sell if in fact the decision is imminent. If Warner is done with HD DVD, of course HD DVD is done and HD DVD player owners will know it as well so purchases will be few and far between of the Warner HD DVD software.

Maybe that's why Warner is having a BOGO sale for Bluray, they are getting rid of their inventory so they can make room for all those HD DVDs they will have to make when they go exclusive.
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Does anyone find it rather bizzare that AVS has no mention of this anywhere on their site? I went there to see if I could find any discussion there to see if any news from any insiders there, and nothing (unless I missed it tucked in some obscure thread somewhere discussing the current HD situation in Mongolia). That place gets stranger and stranger every day.
AVS No longer allows posts that are based on conjecture/rumor.

And personally, Business Week allowing rumors to be printed says a lot to me about them as well. If I want rumors I'll read Star Magazine.

This is a scare tactic, nothing more. Until Warner says it's true, it's all just more B.S.
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Oh Lord have mercy. There's plenty of rumor and misguided threads over there so they really need to pull them all or just forget about their selective enforcement of what is rumor and what isn't. Irregardless, they are pretty much like tits on a pig. Pretty useless but funny to look at.
I think you mean tits on a boar.

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Maybe that's why Warner is having a BOGO sale for Bluray, they are getting rid of their inventory so they can make room for all those HD DVDs they will have to make when they go exclusive.
Can't help it.. but.. touche'!!
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I've checked out some other HD DVD vs Blu-ray articles on BusinessWeek, specifically with the same author(s): Cliff Edwards, ranging from this summer until today. This is an example of lines I will find in all of them:

"Is this the best Toshiba could come up with to keep their HD DVD next-generation high-definition DVD standard alive?"

"Movie studios seem to be running away from HD DVD faster than the speed of light as the competing Blu-ray technology."

"But even with the rival Blu-ray format now apparently looking at HD DVD in its rearview mirror..."

"Toshiba's HD DVD format, is desperately looking for a lifeline after a series of major disappointments."
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Another Warner going exclusive thread. Don't you people ever get board with this bullshit? I mean seriously.
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AVS No longer allows posts that are based on conjecture/rumor.

And personally, Business Week allowing rumors to be printed says a lot to me about them as well. If I want rumors I'll read Star Magazine.

This is a scare tactic, nothing more. Until Warner says it's true, it's all just more B.S.
No, it is either BS or it is not BS. Until Warner says what it is, we just don't know what it is but that sure doesn't change what it was before Warner told us.

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I've checked out some other HD DVD vs Blu-ray articles on BusinessWeek, specifically with the same author(s): Cliff Edwards, ranging from this summer until today. This is an example of lines I will find in all of them:

"Is this the best Toshiba could come up with to keep their HD DVD next-generation high-definition DVD standard alive?"

"Movie studios seem to be running away from HD DVD faster than the speed of light as the competing Blu-ray technology."

"But even with the rival Blu-ray format now apparently looking at HD DVD in its rearview mirror..."

"Toshiba's HD DVD format, is desperately looking for a lifeline after a series of major disappointments."
Interesting...
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What is fixed, you changed it from correct to way wrong? The PS3 will have sold over 7,000,000 by year end, that is obvious. The world is the market for these products and countries other than the US are important.

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Actually world wide 6.73 million (latest Dec. total sale numbers) I don't mind you rounding up a little but 270,000 units is a more then a little (sort of like how Blu-Ray lovers always round up 1.5 to 1 instead of 2 to 1 when talking about movie sales figures).

Although I guess they could sell 270,000 PS3s in the next 3 weeks although not very likely.

And even if they did with their terrible attach rate of around 20%, it would only add 52,000 Blu-Ray players being used for movies, not such a big deal since it is possible HD DVD could add as much as 200,000 to 250,000 more players themselves.

So what is more important to the studios 52,000 or 250,000 more high definition players?
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What is fixed, you changed it from correct to way wrong? The PS3 will have sold over 7,000,000 by year end, that is obvious. The world is the market for these products and countries other than the US are important.

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It's fixed to be correct. That number is a pipe dream for Sony world wide, and a downright lie for U.S. player #'s.
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