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post #121 of 165 (permalink) Old 2007-03-10, 04:14 AM
 
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This is the latest figure up to Feb 25.
This would seem to say that this year they, Blu-Ray, have done very well but since both started about the same. HD DVD still has hope.
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post #122 of 165 (permalink) Old 2007-03-10, 09:18 AM
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It's interesting that the BD fan boys weren't posting sales figures last summer. Hmmmm, I wonder why.
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I picked up The Departed on HD DVD last night so hopefully that will help tip that scale the other way.

At the same time I was looking at the new DVD section and saw nothing in either HD DVD or Bluray! We're going to linger like this until one side concedes! Why doesn't Sony just admit it's over for them.

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post #124 of 165 (permalink) Old 2007-03-10, 11:57 AM
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Because they are too busy announcing that they have won.

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post #125 of 165 (permalink) Old 2007-03-10, 01:37 PM
 
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It's interesting that the BD fan boys weren't posting sales figures last summer. Hmmmm, I wonder why.
Because Neilson Videoscan didn't start repoting HD numbers until early this year. No one really knew the numbers. At one point in late october word was that HD DVD was outselling at 3:1 ratio.
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post #126 of 165 (permalink) Old 2007-03-10, 02:00 PM
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Not true. Here is the August data:

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According to Nielsen data in August, HD DVD sold three times as many discs as any other high-definition format, including Sony's Blu-ray. In addition, the survey company also found that customers of the format owned an average of 8.4 DVDs.
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post #127 of 165 (permalink) Old 2007-03-26, 01:11 AM
 
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I saw 2 ads on TV today -

one on HDNET right at the end of 'Trailers' for a Toshiba HD DVD player and 5 free movies (does that mean it's for Canada or is that still US only).

Another for a movie DVD during 'Apprentice' - it said available on DVD and HD DVD. I forget the name of the movie.

Doesn't sound like they're thinking surrender yet.
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I saw 2 ads on TV today -

one on HDNET right at the end of 'Trailers' for a Toshiba HD DVD player and 5 free movies (does that mean it's for Canada or is that still US only).

Another for a movie DVD during 'Apprentice' - it said available on DVD and HD DVD. I forget the name of the movie.

Doesn't sound like they're thinking surrender yet.
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What's the point of giving away free movies if you never recieve them? I'm still waiting on my 3 free movies. I know they got my form, because I sent out around Christmas and I confirmed it with them in early February.
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To rope you in. Same with rebates. Those damn things are a scam even if you do bother to send in your forms. It's *maybe at best* 50/50 whether you will get your rebate. You have to invest well more than a monetary equivalent of your time fighting with anyone to get what they promised.

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post #130 of 165 (permalink) Old 2007-03-26, 03:07 PM
 
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You'd think they'd know better than to treat the early adopters this way. After all, if the stakes are high enough for them get into a fight, shouldn't they be showing a little more courtesy to the early adopters who're opening their wallets for the overpriced/ unfinished hw and sw in its early days.
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It's interesting that the BD fan boys weren't posting sales figures last summer. Hmmmm, I wonder why.
It's interesting that HD-DVD fan boys aren't posting any recent monthly sales figure. Hmmmm, I wonder why.

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Regarding the free movies... sent mine in Dec 28th and received them last week, March 15th I think.

You will get them.

HD DVD is not going anywhere but in people's homes. The amazon numbers speak for themselves! New titles... more sales! The HD DVD sales drought since early 07 is over!

The Toshiba HD DVD A2 is the most beautiful piece of electronics I have ever purchased(see future shop reviews... 4.5+ out of 5 thank you very much) for a very good price and the HD DVD movies are amazing.

I have also seen the Toshiba HD DVD player commercial on a bit recently and it's very well done. They got the name(HD DVD that consumers can relate with) and the quality. Now with lots of titles coming, things will only get better!

If HD DVD falls I will personally create a video clip of myself destroying my A2 player and post on youtube haha. Not gonna happen!
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U, it took you 17 days to come up with that rebuttal. I'm disappointed.
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Well... Sorry to disappoint you but I have been busy at home/work so not too much time to scan the forms lately. I promise to do better in the future.
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Had a lot of techie sorts in one room and brought up HD DVD / Blu ray in one of the breaks. 4 out of 5 wanted a blu. One of them wanted the combo ... at a lower price.

Now these are all hard-core techies so I'd have been surprised if they were not knowledgeable (unlike the poll I did some time ago in my social circle where almost no one knew about HD DVD or Blu Ray). What did surprise me was the overwhelming support for Blu.
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