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Old 07-05-2008, 11:18 AM   #1
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Great read overall...but I quoted some key points:

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In general, we now know that most of our entertainment content budget goes to home video. Of the total $310 the average person is spending, $116 goes to home videos, $56 to consumer Internet content, $52 to music, $37 to the box office, $36 to video games and $13 to mobile content.
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300 movies were released on Blu-ray, while 234 movies became available on HD DVD. The EMA said that 800 different titles were available on either HD DVD or Blu-ray at the end of 2007. Nearly nine million high-def discs were sold during the year, raking in revenues of $260 million. Blu-ray discs accounted for 67% (about $170 million) of all music sales (40% in 2006), despite the fact that these movies were more expensive than HD DVD titles. According to the EMA, the average Blu-ray title was priced at $33.03, while HD DVD movies cost an average of $31.77. Contrary to common belief, these prices were not much higher than new theatrical releases on DVD, which were priced at an average of $27.13, the EMA said. According to the industry organization, the Playstation 3 may have been the decisive factor to provide Blu-ray with the necessary edge to win over the majority of high-def movie sales.
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Digital delivery of movies is still a minor factor in the equation and hit $1 billion for video-on-demand and pay-per-view programming delivered via Internet, cable and satellite seems paltry. $123 million were spent on spent on Internet downloads.
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The PS3 is widely believed to remain the primary driver behind Blu-ray sales, as 87% of PS3 owners said they watch Blu-ray movies on their console. The fact that Microsoft decided not to integrate a HD DVD drive into the Xbox 360, may have sealed the formatís fate: The EMA said that Microsoft sold 316,000 HD DVD add-ons for the Xbox 360, which is marginal when compared to U.S. PS3 sales, which were close to 3 million by the end at 2007.
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Good article Type A. Some interesting stat's there.
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$123 million were spent on spent on Internet downloads.
No one is gonna spend more than $10 on a movie download. Im willing to bet 99% of these downloads are music videos or single episodes.
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No one is gonna spend more than $10 on a movie download. Im willing to bet 99% of these downloads are music videos or single episodes.
Where do you get $10?

I've downloaded an HD (720P) movie on my 360 and it was $4 or $5.
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Where do you get $10?

I've downloaded an HD (720P) movie on my 360 and it was $4 or $5.
Arent those rental prices?

I was talking about itunes 'purchase' prices which are $15-20.

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Arent those rental prices?
Actually, thats $6 for new releases, and for 24 hours only. Dont forget, something always gives, either lesser pq or just 2 channel audio.
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I love this article
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I would like to know how they came up with a 87% of PS3 owners play movies on them.
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I would like to know how they came up with a 87% of PS3 owners play movies on them.
I also like how the author says:
[quote[ The fact that Microsoft decided not to integrate a HD DVD drive into the Xbox 360, may have sealed the formatís fate...] [/quote]

IMO, more "info" to try and drum up PS3 sales. I guess I am just old school. I prefer stand alones for my HT but it seems like BD is being pushed to the younger crowd. Oh well, tis the bed Sony made. They finally cornered the market on something.
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IMO, more "info" to try and drum up PS3 sales. I guess I am just old school. I prefer stand alones for my HT but it seems like BD is being pushed to the younger crowd. Oh well, tis the bed Sony made. They finally cornered the market on something.
I don't see that as info to try to drum up PS3 sales'. I see it as just info on how HD DVD could've won the format war, i.e. by cramming it down everyone's throats like Sony did with Blu-ray.
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I don't see that as info to try to drum up PS3 sales'. I see it as just info on how HD DVD could've won the format war, i.e. by cramming it down everyone's throats like Sony did with Blu-ray.
Definately, had the 360 launched with built in HD DVD we'd have seen a stronger fight from camp Toshiba. I wouldn't outright say they'd have won, because if the RRoD issue still existed, and the price tag was a bit higher it might have cost everyone a little more.

Also, if the price tag for the 360 was higher it might not have sold as strong as it did.
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The EMA believes that the PS3 will remain the main force behind Blu-ray disc sales until 2009, when standalone Blu-ray players are expected to outpace the sales volume of the PS3. Market research indicates that 100 Ė 130 million homes worldwide will own at least one Blu-ray player by 2012.

Annual sales of all Blu-ray devices are expected to reach 57.4 million units by that time. The largest market will be Europe with 26.4 million, followed by the U.S. with 22.6 million and Japan with 8.4 million, according to the EMA.
Does this make sense to anyone?
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In a word no! They are predicting 100 million+ homes will have a blu-ray device yet they have only sold 57 million units.??
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In a word no! They are predicting 100 million+ homes will have a blu-ray device yet they have only sold 57 million units.??
They said they will reach 57 million units yearly by 2012.

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My fault, didnt read it properly! The figure's still sound a bit optimistic though dont they?
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