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Old 11-23-2007   #42
Lotus
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Default Re: HD DVD Players Sold Out Nationwide This Weekend - Blu-ray In Trouble?

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Originally Posted by dcarter4 View Post
Hey All...if I may throw my 2 cents in....

I am a hi-end custom installer, who tells his clients to get a combo player or a DVD server. My clients usually go with the Combo player (due to cost).
When I look at their collections of BR vs HD disc, the BR discs outnumber the HD discs 4 to 1.

I asked my clients why they prefer the BR over the HD discs?

Interesting answers....

1) "..Blu Ray has more of the titles that we wanted..."

2) "..there seems to be more Blur Ray discs avail in the stores..."

3) " I don't know...the Blu Ray covers look cooler "

Number 3 shocked me....but I think there is something to be said for the color BLUE? I'm sure
someone at the BR camp has done the Psych market research....but just look at
"Ratatouille" on Blu Ray's cover...next to "Tremors" on HD...or stare at "300" on BR and HD,
side by side....does your eye gravitate to the BR cover?

Mine does.

We geeks are caught-up on the technical specs of this and that. But most consumers are
"moths to a flame" ...what catches their eye....they will buy.

I know I'm reaching....but marketing is everything...

BTW...I prefer HD...but so many titles I want are on....BR

Dwayne
Well if you're a custom installer and you're telling your clients to buy a combo player that doesn't work 33% of the time on HD DVD titles due to the fact that it's not a licensed HD DVD product...

I'd guess that would be the reason for more BD titles.

Now if they started buying the 2nd gen combo player that actually works you might have something.
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