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Blu-ray Wins the Format Battle, but Consumers Donít Buy it

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Old 05-15-2008, 05:23 PM   #61
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hatt the survey could cover every person in the world and you would still say it wasn't right. The survery is just a taste of why Blu-ray is not taking off like some people thought it would after the demise of HD DVD.
That survey is utter crap though. Its far too small a segment.

For a decent survey, they should survey cable customers that subscribe to HD.
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That survey is utter crap though. Its far too small a segment.

For a decent survey, they should survey cable customers that subscribe to HD.
Unfortunately that could be a very small sample also since most people with HDTVs do not even get real HD content/sources to watch on them.
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Old 05-15-2008, 09:29 PM   #63
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Any of these polls or survey's or analysist predictions are really just an attempt at guesswork.

No one should really put much faith in them. But they do make for interesting threads for discussion.
lee i was hoping you would say what you said.
its a good reminder that polls and survey's are not gospel,but some take it as that, gospel truth.
also the people behind these polls may have an agenda,pro or con.
but they are interesting.
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also the people behind these polls may have an agenda,pro or con.
They usually do and that's the problem. Take any of these things with a grain of salt because tomorrow there will be another with completely different results.
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Old 05-15-2008, 09:35 PM   #65
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It's a new thread . . . at a time when nothing is really going on.

In case you haven't noticed, we have lost over 20% of our members here at HDF.

Not that long ago we would average 225 to 250 active members during the period from 4PM to 6PM EST.

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I don't see where people are getting a big negative from this survey. I don't think the numbers are right but they aren't negative. If we use their numbers 9% of the people own a BD capable machine and an additional 9% want to buy one within the next year. Doesn't sound bad to me, if it's right.
Just read the title to the poll. Most people who came across this will read nothing more than "but Consumers Donít Buy it". They'll see it as in people see something wrong with BD and move to the next article. When you read the title did you see it as positive or negative?

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Don't worry. Goofnut has raised his target price for a "name brand" 1.1/2.0 to $300 OTD. He's dying to buy a BD player. He might be able to get something this summer.
Let's hope so. I'm planning one this fall/ holiday season before we start to see them but summer works for me!
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Just read the title to the poll. Most people who came across this will read nothing more than "but Consumers Donít Buy it". They'll see it as in people see something wrong with BD and move to the next article. When you read the title did you see it as positive or negative?



Let's hope so. I'm planning one this fall/ holiday season before we start to see them but summer works for me!
No doubt, I totally agree with what you are saying now that you bring it up. A few poster commented about there being a lot of bad news lately and referenced this article as well. Only if you look at the numbers it shows something else. Even though the numbers aren't bad the sensational title does give the article a negative tone out of the gate. I see the word "ONLY" used several time. I think if you put "only" in front of 99% people would think "I read 'only 99%' of the people liked the movie, that's too bad, guess it just wasn't meant to be."
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Just read the title to the poll. Most people who came across this will read nothing more than "but Consumers Donít Buy it". They'll see it as in people see something wrong with BD and move to the next article. When you read the title did you see it as positive or negative?



Let's hope so. I'm planning one this fall/ holiday season before we start to see them but summer works for me!
i don't know about that.i for one saw the title of the thread and it caught my eye so here i am.and this thread is now 5 pages!
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HD-DVD is dead so we all can stop comparing anything to HD-DVD. As for the survey, it really doesn't matter. We will eventually see if BD will take off at current prices. I don't know about anyone else but I am willing to wait until price drops enough. That's just me though.
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HD-DVD is dead so we all can stop comparing anything to HD-DVD..
For you maybe!

Odd, I can still buy and play HD DVDs and Warner and a few others are still producing HD DVDs!

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That's just me though.
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