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Old 12-07-2007, 05:24 AM   #31
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I meant someone OTHER then Chris answering that question.
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Warner isn't talking, but people close to the situation say the studio is waiting to see which group sells more of the new-fangled DVD players this holiday season. "Warner wants one of the two sides to make a commitment to getting this format into as many hands as possible," says a studio executive with knowledge of its thinking.
So what about this?
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Old 12-07-2007, 05:31 AM   #33
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I hope this Business Week article is widely circulated and that anybody considering purchasing an HD DVD player reads it first.

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Indeed I hope lots of rumours are widely publicised to confuse consumers even more. If people going HD DVD is so insignificant anyway, why would people considering HD DVD be a worry?

I love how you pass no comment on the HD DVD userbase jumping 80% in the past month. That surely shows that the desire is there?
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Warner isn't talking, but people close to the situation say the studio is waiting to see which group sells more of the new-fangled DVD players this holiday season. "Warner wants one of the two sides to make a commitment to getting this format into as many hands as possible," says a studio executive with knowledge of its thinking.
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Oh, this leaves so much room for interpretation.

- make a commitment to getting this format into as many hands as possible: blu side is making a strong commitment to get Blu-ray into the hands of millions with their PS3? Check!

- make a commitment to getting this format into as many hands as possible: red side is making a strong commitment to get HD DVD into the hands of millions (working on the first, itīs always the hardest part ) with their aggressive pricing? Check!

They are both strongly committed....
 
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I hope this Business Week article is widely circulated and that anybody considering purchasing an HD DVD player reads it first.

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Do you really think many people, beside nerds like us, read these kind of stories and rumors?
 
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Chris thinks everybody should love blu-ray like he does.

There are 30 million people out there stompin' at the bit to go out and buy a blu-ray player.

Don't you guys KNOW that?? Come on, wise up!
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Oh, this leaves so much room for interpretation.

- make a commitment to getting this format into as many hands as possible: blu side is making a strong commitment to get Blu-ray into the hands of millions with their PS3? Check!

- make a commitment to getting this format into as many hands as possible: red side is making a strong commitment to get HD DVD into the hands of millions (working on the first, itīs always the hardest part ) with their aggressive pricing? Check!

They are both strongly committed....
Oops - forgot one issue - you need an HDTV to see HD on Disc.

So how many of those PS3's are being connected to HDTV's? We know 100% of the HD DVD players are - no other reason to buy one.
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It's really incredible how many ways the studios can say the SAME thing over and over.

It's like a word game.
10 different statements. One result. Neutral.
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Oops - forgot one issue - you need an HDTV to see HD on Disc.

So how many of those PS3's are being connected to HDTV's? We know 100% of the HD DVD players are - no other reason to buy one.
Go away with your weighted approach to evaluate things and please do not bring logic into play here.
 
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Sounds to me like another VP spreading FUD.

I don't see it much differently than Michael Bay's "everyone deep inside hollywood knows blu is where it's at"
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I'm not gonna lie... This does worry me... why would a vp from one of the blu studios say that if it wasn't true? wouldn't he be in the know?? I would think the blu camp would keep them up to date... It's got a bad feeling for hd dvd supporters written all over it.. luckily i got a ps3 i guess...
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I'm not gonna lie... This does worry me...
Doesn't worry me one bit. As much as I prefer HD, I've always intended on also buying a BD player when it makes sense for me to. If the PS3 actually had something worth playing to me, I'd have one long ago but it doesn't offer anything worthwhile. Many of the important once exclusive titles are gone, leaves me with little motivation to actually spend $400 for just a BD player.

I still rather have an affordable standalone with finalized specs over a PS3.
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Oops - forgot one issue - you need an HDTV to see HD on Disc.

So how many of those PS3's are being connected to HDTV's? We know 100% of the HD DVD players are - no other reason to buy one.
Actually, I don't think 100% are hooked up to a HDTV. Read quite a few posts on various forums where people bought these to use as a regular dvd player and eventually get an HDTV later. But if you have any links to suggest otherwise . . .

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"i paid 1 thousand dollars and I can't get extra features, but I DON'T CARE!" Riiiiighht. If you don't care about getting the full benefit of something you paid a grand for, you are an idiot!
I never paid $1000 for my Bluray player, and I really don't care about the extras on a disc. I will admit that I did watch the extras on one disc. A friend of mine told me to watch the extras on the Erin Brockavich (sp) dvd because the chic was hot. Boy, did I feel stupid and played after watching that. Lots of respect for Erin, but damn, I've seen down and dirty biker chics who didn't look as rough as that bit of skirt.

Rumors are fun to fantasize about, but I don't take much stock in them really. Hope it does happen, because two formats fighting for a small share of media/hardware sales will kill both off eventually. I still have about 70 SACDs and about 30 DVDAudio cds in my collection, but will not buy any more because, well, it's dead format. Why bother?
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I never paid $1000 for my Bluray player, and I really don't care about the extras on a disc. I will admit that I did watch the extras on one disc. A friend of mine told me to watch the extras on the Erin Brockavich (sp) dvd because the chic was hot. Boy, did I feel stupid and played after watching that. Lots of respect for Erin, but damn, I've seen down and dirty biker chics who didn't look as rough as that bit of skirt.
Now that you have said that, i canīt wait to come home this evening, pull out my HD DVD of Erin, and check out the extras i never watched so far. I was hypnotized by the edge enhanced cleavage anyways, so i forgot to watch any "other" extras....

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Rumors are fun to fantasize about, but I don't take much stock in them really. Hope it does happen, because two formats fighting for a small share of media/hardware sales will kill both off eventually. I still have about 70 SACDs and about 30 DVDAudio cds in my collection, but will not buy any more because, well, it's dead format. Why bother?
I agree, a rather fast and final solution would be great, either way is fine with me tbh.
 
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