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Old 02-11-2008   #18
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Southern California
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Default Re: Netflix to Stop Renting Movies on HD DVD Format

Originally Posted by Lotus View Post
Right. Because the BDA got an exclusive contract with them they offered them nothing in return.
What contract?

Originally Posted by Lotus View Post
Floor Space at Best Buy just became free too. You're right. They both did absolutely horrible business. That makes sense.
Why not? Blu-ray has over 70% of the hardware revenue. Best Buy certainly makes more off of Blu-ray than they do off of DVD. They upsell to a lot of products without having to be paid off for it.

Next you'll tell me those bluetooth headsets they push with every cell phone is due to a payoff from random companies.

Originally Posted by Lotus View Post
I don't understand the PS3 mentality that offering money or deals for exclusive partnerships is dirty business involving "payoffs."
First: What PS3 mentality? Were we talking about the PS3? You keep bringing it up.

Second: Who said anything was dirty? You were implying it was back-room deals that caused these things with no proof. You did more than imply, you stated as fact these things. You have no proof.

Basically when you have no proof it's called "hearsay" and doesn't mean anything.

But you're also flawed to think that businesses can't make their own decisions based on market trends and future sales forecasts. Obviously these companies dont' know how to do these things and they rely solely on cash handouts.
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