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Old 01-27-2008, 10:59 PM   #1
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I have both formats and have come to the conclusion that if HD DVD wants to stick around, they need to become more user friendly. If an HD DVD disk is easier to replicate than a Blu Ray Disk, then make the product cheaper to purchase. Cheaper software will make it easier for people to buy their product. If it's HD DVD, than get rid of the Combo format. We buy HD DVD for HD, not SD. If you want to keep it, either have an HD DVD version that is cheaper, or make the combo the same price as a single HD DVD title. Make new day and date releases the same pirice as SD DVD versions. A choice that may get people to buy that product first and make the HD DVD player viable again. There, a few ways to get me to buy more of their disks! Do they have the balls to do it and get back in to the game, that is the question?
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I have both formats and have come to the conclusion that if HD DVD wants to stick around, they need to become more user friendly. If an HD DVD disk is easier to replicate than a Blu Ray Disk, then make the product cheaper to purchase. Cheaper software will make it easier for people to buy their product. If it's HD DVD, than get rid of the Combo format. We buy HD DVD for HD, not SD. If you want to keep it, either have an HD DVD version that is cheaper, or make the combo the same price as a single HD DVD title. Make new day and date releases the same pirice as SD DVD versions. A choice that may get people to buy that product first and make the HD DVD player viable again. There, a few ways to get me to buy more of their disks! Do they have the balls to do it and get back in to the game, that is the question?
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Good Points. This would almost guarantee HD DVD a win.
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paramount, dreamworks and universal releasing alot more movies would be a big help. other than some of the new movies like beowulf and american gangster there aint much comin out
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With Universal sticking to the Combo format, why even make an SD release if the price point is the same?
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I would say nothing but combo discs. That would keep me buying.

If Universal really had the minerals they would do a day and date HD release with a theatrical release of a good movie.
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I have both formats and have come to the conclusion that if HD DVD wants to stick around, they need to become more user friendly. If an HD DVD disk is easier to replicate than a Blu Ray Disk, then make the product cheaper to purchase. Cheaper software will make it easier for people to buy their product. If it's HD DVD, than get rid of the Combo format. We buy HD DVD for HD, not SD. If you want to keep it, either have an HD DVD version that is cheaper, or make the combo the same price as a single HD DVD title. Make new day and date releases the same pirice as SD DVD versions. A choice that may get people to buy that product first and make the HD DVD player viable again. There, a few ways to get me to buy more of their disks! Do they have the balls to do it and get back in to the game, that is the question?
They can do nothing at this point, if the rumors are true then the retailers are starting to give up the HD DVD ghost. Once that happens it's over. Can't buy it if they don't stock it.
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paramount, dreamworks and universal releasing alot more movies would be a big help. other than some of the new movies like beowulf and american gangster there aint much comin out
Paramount has announced more titles than Universal. Universal has officially announced American Gangster so far, and that's pretty much it.

Even if they stick around another year I think Catalog titles are over for HD DVD unless Toshiba pays them(studios) to put them(catalog titles) out.

Funny thing is, HD DVD could still win as a storage medium. Cheaper disks, Cheaper burners and a retail network capable of spewing forth millions of HD DVD drives every month via laptops/desktops. Especially if they get that 51 gigabyte disk to market soon.
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They can do nothing at this point, if the rumors are true then the retailers are starting to give up the HD DVD ghost. Once that happens it's over. Can't buy it if they don't stock it.
Retailers will stock whatever they can sell. Why would they refuse to stock an item? Look at all the crap products they do stock. Many people here think retailers are taking sides with their beloved BD because that is how they want to see things but that is not how it works. As long a retailers is not paid off (which I find totally wrong and borderline illegal) to not carry a product, they will carry it if it will sell.
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I have both formats and have come to the conclusion that if HD DVD wants to stick around, they need to become more user friendly. If an HD DVD disk is easier to replicate than a Blu Ray Disk, then make the product cheaper to purchase. Cheaper software will make it easier for people to buy their product. If it's HD DVD, than get rid of the Combo format. We buy HD DVD for HD, not SD. If you want to keep it, either have an HD DVD version that is cheaper, or make the combo the same price as a single HD DVD title. Make new day and date releases the same pirice as SD DVD versions. A choice that may get people to buy that product first and make the HD DVD player viable again. There, a few ways to get me to buy more of their disks! Do they have the balls to do it and get back in to the game, that is the question?
Spitting against the wind.

Things HD DVD Could Do, To Get Back In The Game? Toshiba releasing inexpensive dual format players, instantly ending the format war with HD-DVD still standing.
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With Universal sticking to the Combo format, why even make an SD release if the price point is the same?
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Spitting against the wind.

Things HD DVD Could Do, To Get Back In The Game? Toshiba releasing inexpensive dual format players, instantly ending the format war with HD-DVD still standing.
I really don't think toshiba releasing a combo player is the answer. To me that is admitting defeat.
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Old 01-28-2008, 05:49 AM   #15
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Sadly HD DVD IS defeated. The media is killing the format and nothing Toshiba will do can make a difference now. I am still buying HD DVD movies but I definately plan on moving over to the winning format which is blu ray, later this year. It is pointless to continue pretending that HD DVD can win this. The sooner they start producing a dual format player the better.
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