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Old 02-14-2008, 07:01 PM   #16
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Any source starting out with "Hollywood", should not be taken seriously.
Agreed, I think Entertainment Tonight is a joke too.
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Old 02-14-2008, 07:09 PM   #17
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Agreed, I think Entertainment Tonight is a joke too.
Maybe Entertainment Tonight was the source.
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Old 02-14-2008, 07:13 PM   #18
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Hollywood Reporter has been right before and will be right this time, at least with the claim the Toshiba will drop HD DVD. As far as when or whether or not their source actually knows anything, I don't have any idea. I would say Toshiba will be done with HD DVD by this summer, maybe sooner. This rumor isn't worth much discussion at this point, it is going to happen when it happens and Toshiba will either announce it or won't announce it, but Toshiba can't change the inevitable.

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Old 02-14-2008, 07:19 PM   #19
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Saw this on Hollywood reporter

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/...d0bfb0c25aa58d

Whats weird is the article date says Feb 15
The article is a JOKE.
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Asked to respond to the report, Toshiba VP Jodi Sally reiterated her company's support of the HD DVD format. "Based on its technological advancements, we continue to believe HD DVD is the best format for consumers, given the value and consistent quality inherent in our player offerings," said Sally.

The exec went on to address "the market developments in the past month," saying only that "Toshiba will continue to study the market impact and the value proposition for consumers, particularly in light of our recent price reductions on all HD DVD players."
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Wait a second, Thomas K. Arnold, co-author of this article, is the publisher of Home Media Magazine. I believe his only interest is in maintaining credibility for his magazine and wouldn't be part of this if he wasn't convinced it is accurate.

I am now officially a believer a source has provided information and Toshiba will drop HD DVD very soon. Seriously folks, those that want an end to the lunacy of a format war may have something very soon to be happy about.

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Old 02-14-2008, 07:25 PM   #21
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I would like to thank Toshiba and the HD DVD promotional group for putting up such a valiant fight to stay alive!

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Wait a second, Thomas K. Arnold, co-author of this article, is the publisher of Home Media Magazine. I believe his only interest is in maintaining credibility for his magazine and wouldn't be part of this if he wasn't convinced it is accurate.

I am now officially a believer a source has provided information and Toshiba will drop HD DVD very soon. Seriously folks, those that want an end to the lunacy of a format war may have something very soon to be happy about.

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Sorry Chris, this is nothing but a propaganda piece. HM mag is very pro Blu, and even has called for HD DVD to give up. Surely you are wise enough to see this?
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Wait a second, Thomas K. Arnold, co-author of this article, is the publisher of Home Media Magazine. I believe his only interest is in maintaining credibility for his magazine and wouldn't be part of this if he wasn't convinced it is accurate.

I am now officially a believer a source has provided information and Toshiba will drop HD DVD very soon. Seriously folks, those that want an end to the lunacy of a format war may have something very soon to be happy about.

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So how much are they being paid off by the BDA?
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So how much are they being paid off by the BDA?
Probably nothing, but who knows? We do know that the co-author of the article is publisher for a magazine that publicly called for Toshiba to give it up. Chris has graciously confirmed this (thanks), which essentially means the article should be interpreted as pure propanganda. Their 'sources' could be speculation opinions from Bill Hunt or 'insiders' like Phantom-man at Blu-ray dot com. Even if Toshiba throws in the towel in the next year or two, the article will technically be 'correct'.
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Agreed, I think Entertainment Tonight is a joke too.
Ditto... unless it was in high def... along with Access Hollywood (and every other show existing)!
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Sorry Chris, this is nothing but a propaganda piece. HM mag is very pro Blu, and even has called for HD DVD to give up. Surely you are wise enough to see this?
Show me where this magazine has printed false rumors. Home Media Magazine is the publication that is the source for the Videoscan results. Is that another pro Blu-ray venture run by Nielsen? I am sorry Bruce, yes much of the news is pro Blu-ray, the industry is pro Blu-ray, the software providers are pro Blu-ray, the consumer electronics manufacturers are pro Blu-ray and the market is pro Blu-ray. You will look very foolish trying to claim this publication or Thomas K. Arnold is providing propaganda by stating he has a source that has indicated Toshiba will abandon HD DVD. You must think all publications that print facts are just Blu-ray shills with that attitude of yours. Anything that is truthful has to be pro Blu-ray in this format war. The crap is the stuff coming from HDNow and Super XP stating that Blu-ray exclusive studios are going to switch to HD DVD or that HD DVD dominates in standalone player sales.

I am afraid you are absolutely wrong once again, sorry Bruce. I believe we are now only weeks away, not months from Toshiba pulling the plug on HD DVD.

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Maybe I'm over-reacting but I think if Toshiba drops HD DVD then it's really game over for HD DVD.




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No, Samsung and LG will carry the ball with the dual format players. Super XP has indicated a couple of Blu-ray studios are about to switch to HD DVD so things might really pick up for HD DVD.

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Probably nothing, but who knows? We do know that the co-author of the article is publisher for a magazine that publicly called for Toshiba to give it up. Chris has graciously confirmed this (thanks), which essentially means the article should be interpreted as pure propanganda. Their 'sources' could be speculation opinions from Bill Hunt or 'insiders' like Phantom-man at Blu-ray dot com. Even if Toshiba throws in the towel in the next year or two, the article will technically be 'correct'.
Well whatever they set out to accomplish got done and that is negative HD DVD publicity. It’ s not enough that HD DVD is having a hard time with all this negative & BS articles all over the internet, but they are also being kicked in the nuts by false rumours.

Several articles & websites are getting paid off by the BDA or Sony or both, this is confirmed FACTUAL information. The goal was to completely cause negativity for HD DVD & false misleading rumours.

I’ve already asked somebody that works for SONY in the Playstation 3 division, he confirms the pay-offs 100%. This was the original goal by the BDA after Warner’s move to the Blu camp.
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Show me where this magazine has printed false rumors. Home Media Magazine is the publication that is the source for the Videoscan results. Is that another pro Blu-ray venture run by Nielsen? I am sorry Bruce, yes much of the news is pro Blu-ray, the industry is pro Blu-ray, the software providers are pro Blu-ray, the consumer electronics manufacturers are pro Blu-ray and the market is pro Blu-ray. You will look very foolish trying to claim this publication or Thomas K. Arnold is providing propaganda by stating he has a source that has indicated Toshiba will abandon HD DVD. You must think all publications that print facts are just Blu-ray shills with that attitude of yours. Anything that is truthful has to be pro Blu-ray in this format war. The crap is the stuff coming from HDNow and Super XP stating that Blu-ray exclusive studios are going to switch to HD DVD or that HD DVD dominates in standalone player sales.

I am afraid you are absolutely wrong once again, sorry Bruce. I believe we are now only weeks away, not months from Toshiba pulling the plug on HD DVD.

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I'm not going to waste my time digging thru their archives to find out which rumors panned out true and which ended up false. That's why they're called 'rumors'.

Regarding propaganda, the HMR article calling for Toshiba to give up was nothing more than just that. Therefore, we all know whose bed they lie in, and thus attribute about as much legitimacy as if it came from Bill Hunt's The Digital Bits. Of course, that source would be just as good for you as well no doubt.

I'm sure it seems to you that only HD DVD fans can be blinded, but really it works both ways, Chris.
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Show me where this magazine has printed false rumors. Home Media Magazine is the publication that is the source for the Videoscan results. Is that another pro Blu-ray venture run by Nielsen? I am sorry Bruce, yes much of the news is pro Blu-ray, the industry is pro Blu-ray, the software providers are pro Blu-ray, the consumer electronics manufacturers are pro Blu-ray and the market is pro Blu-ray. You will look very foolish trying to claim this publication or Thomas K. Arnold is providing propaganda by stating he has a source that has indicated Toshiba will abandon HD DVD. You must think all publications that print facts are just Blu-ray shills with that attitude of yours. Anything that is truthful has to be pro Blu-ray in this format war. The crap is the stuff coming from HDNow and Super XP stating that Blu-ray exclusive studios are going to switch to HD DVD or that HD DVD dominates in standalone player sales.

I am afraid you are absolutely wrong once again, sorry Bruce. I believe we are now only weeks away, not months from Toshiba pulling the plug on HD DVD.

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You continue to amaze me with your nonsense.
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