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post #46 of 65 (permalink) Old 2007-12-14, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
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The "XBOX360 crowd" makes up over 35% of HD-DVD owners. Maybe we need to start predicting what the "XBOX360 crowd" thinks about movie X or movie Y in hi-def?
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The last number I saw was 750,000 for both standalone players plus the 360 add-on. Since the 360 add-on can only be used to play HD-DVDs, it's reasonable to include it in the HD-DVD player count.
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The 360 addon is part of the "dedicated" player count but not part of the "standalone" player count.

Yes the number of "dedicated" players is supposed to be 750,000 and according to the NDP data, there are 269,000 360 addons sold putting the "standalone" number at around 481,000.

How many movies could these "360 gamers" really be interested in movies though? Sure they have the hardware capable to play but does that mean they really buy a lot of movies? They must be mostly interested in games - since, afterall, the 360 is mainly a gaming machine.

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Well, based on the numbers, they buy more movies than their PS3 counterparts.

The numbers I could find.

Standalone BluRay: ~650,000
PS3s: ~2,000,000

Standalone HD-DVD: ~480,000
360 add-on: ~270,000.

Given the approx 2:1 ratio of S/W sales for BD vs HD-DVD, it can only mean that the BD owners are buying a lot less movies per player and/or the number of PS3s that are seriously being used as players is relatively small.

Or perhaps the overwhelming studio support for BD isn't all it's cracked up to be?
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I saw the Oprah show with my girlfriend and I don't remember her showing the HD-DVD set. Only the DVD set was mentioned if I remember.
Click below and you will see why the HD DVD version of Planet Earth is getting more of a boost then the Blu-Ray version (besides J6P getting confused):

http://www.oprahs-favorite-things.co...-earth-dvd.htm
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Wow. That certainly could account for it especially if purchasers were matching the case picture to what they bought. Maybe it's an HD DVD fan that runs her website
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Oparah likes HD DVD... Bay likes BR...

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How can you generalize about over 2 Million people?
Because they are 2 million out of 300 million.
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The Planet Earth HD-DVD discs are not combo disks are they? If not I wonder how many will get returned?
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Oparah likes HD DVD... Bay likes BR...
You're not actually trying to equate their respective public/consumer influence between those two are you?
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Because they are 2 million out of 300 million.
That doesn't even come close to making sense.
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calvin lol

not really, I wouldn't listen to either of them

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Click below and you will see why the HD DVD version of Planet Earth is getting more of a boost then the Blu-Ray version (besides J6P getting confused):

http://www.oprahs-favorite-things.co...-earth-dvd.htm
No idea how popular that site might be, but it doesn't seem to be affiliated with the 'real' Oprah.
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Honestly, the Planet Earth surge points to player sales. It's the one title I always see around here and seems like a great starter movie for high def. I think that's what it is.

I can't see the Oparah Demographic out buying players either, but I could be wrong.

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