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Old 07-30-2012, 09:15 AM   #31
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Catalog releases were actually down this year from last year. But like I told someone else, as far as sales go, it's not the number of releases but rather the quality of those releases which are the driving factor. And in the case of catalog, you also have the price variable and the ever-increasing availability of more catalog in Blu-ray's library to choose from.

So having lower prices and more to choose from are positive forces in driving sales. After all, catalog is not time sensitive like new release, so last year's catalog (and the years before that) will help this year's sales as well.

What the 26% YoY gain in catalog tells me is that it's double what the overall YoY was. So if catalog is 1/3 of Blu-ray's sales, for example, then the gain in new release sales would have only been 2/3 of that 13.3%, or around 9%.
Wait, down? From Q1/Q2 2011 vs Q1/Q2 2012?

Do you count by individual SKUs or movies? i.e. "Crap Film 4 Pack" is one SKU, but 4 movies on Blu-ray.
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The DEG also said are now 42.1 million Blu-ray compatible devices...

It appears that the DEG is back to talking about devices, not homes.

Last quarter they said:


At the beginning of this year blu-ray was in "almost 40 million" homes.
It's been pretty obvious for some time that the DEG uses "homes" and "devices" interchangeably to mean devices, and that's the number increase incrementally in logical fashion from one report to the next. How anybody who follows the reports could still be fooled into thinking otherwise is beyond me.
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Wait, down? From Q1/Q2 2011 vs Q1/Q2 2012?

Do you count by individual SKUs or movies? i.e. "Crap Film 4 Pack" is one SKU, but 4 movies on Blu-ray.
I count by debut movies, not SKU. However the DVD release report (which does count by SKU) shows catalog releases as being down as well.
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Do you count by individual SKUs or movies? i.e. "Crap Film 4 Pack" is one SKU, but 4 movies on Blu-ray.
Good question.

Awhile ago I picked up a $10 Mill Creek pack which had 50 movies in it. Most of the movies on it were crap, but there were around a dozen or so which were ok. (They were spread across 12 dvd disks).

Wonder how they would count such a 50-movie pack.
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Good question.

Awhile ago I picked up a $10 Mill Creek pack which had 50 movies in it. Most of the movies on it were crap, but there were around a dozen or so which were ok. (They were spread across 12 dvd disks).

Wonder how they would count such a 50-movie pack.
The DVD RR counts everything by SKU, regardless of how many movies it contains. But keep in mind that most of these multiple movie packs are just reissues of titles already released on the format. Notable exceptions would be the Hitchcock, Bond and Universal Monster collections coming out in a few months. Those I would count as individual movies (but only those which are out on Blu-ray for the first time), while the DVD RR counts them as one each.
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So are there any other news reports out yet about the Q2 DEG figures, and that are actually reliable?
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Assuming Reuters is "mainstream".

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...8IS2PZ20120729
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Blu-ray, Digital Keep 2012 First-Half Consumer Spending Positive

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Strong double-digit growth of Blu-ray Disc sales coupled with digital distribution helped increase home entertainment consumer spending nearly 1.4% during the first six months of 2012, according to new data from DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group.
http://www.homemediamagazine.com/ind...positive-27937

13.3% is "strong double-digit growth?"
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13.3% is "strong double-digit growth?"
Strong is subjective to whomever you ask. The point is that it's double-digit growth for BD.
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What an enthusiastic sounding article. And look at all the posters quick to spin it..

So much for slowing growth.

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What an enthusiastic sounding article. And look at all the posters quick to spin it..

So much for slowing growth.
A year ago, growth was "just over 10%" A year later it's 13.3% Only a fanboy would call a 3% rise in growth "enthusiastic."
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A year ago, growth was "just over 10%" A year later it's 13.3% Only a fanboy would call a 3% rise in growth "enthusiastic."
In this economy any growth it all is substantial in my book.
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In this economy any growth it all is substantial in my book.
That old excuse?
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What an enthusiastic sounding article. And look at all the posters quick to spin it..

So much for slowing growth.
Of course it's enthusiastic! That would be like McDonalds introducing a new burger:

"Its good...and beefy. You'll like it".

They need to advertise their products in the best possible light.
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In this economy any growth it all is substantial in my book.
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