Originally Posted by 1more4HDDVD
5 weeks after Warner’s announcement, they’ve had massive hardware price cuts, a bunch of software sales, a Super Bowl ad and they’ve gained a bit of market share back every week. That’s doing nothing?
I guess the ultimate question is: have they been negotiating with studios this time and are they close to a deal?
I'm probably about the biggest HD DVD cheerleader there is without sounding like a delusional moron. lol
However... LOOK at that damned list up there...
SIXTEEN events leaving out all of the studio announcements that are associated with warner (only counting once)... SIXTEEN
What do we get?
1. An announcement from Tosh/Uni/Para that they were still supporting HD DVD
2. Cheap players
3. A craptastic superbowl ad that I along with MILLIONS of other viewers didn't see
4. Hmmm.. I got nothing else.
Toshiba has had MORE than enough time in these 5 weeks to come up with something. The REALLY sad thing here is now that Blu-ray has won (yes, you heard me say it here first) that all this has done is delay mass adoption of HDM for at LEAST a solid 1 to 2 years... Probably even longer for me as I will not buy anything less than what my HD A2 can do right now for any more than I paid for my HD A2 ($200).
The current crop of BD SAL's are pure junk right now with the exception of *MAYBE* the Panny BD30, but I flat refuse to purchase that thing for $500 now knowing full well the BD50 is on the horizon. Even then we all know FULL good and well that the chances of that thing being less than $500 is less than HD DVD's chance of winning this thing right now. And before anyone says it, I will not buy a PS3 as my primary movie player.
As for the studio question. My guess is 100% NO. Hollywood is a big place full of gossipers out the whazoo. *IF* something like that was going on we would have heard about it by now from more than one source.