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Old 01-21-2008   #89
Lotus
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Default Re: HD Disc Format War Not Over By a Long Shot

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Originally Posted by gstarr View Post
In any other business field they would view Toshiba dropping prices as the last act of a desperate company. Only desperate companies cut the price of a machine that is already much lower than the competition. Some people here need to take a business course.
The problem with the article you quote is that person didn't take any business courses.

BD did win 85:15. BD didn't get a boost in sales, but HD-DVD saw a giant drop in sales. The writer thought that meant that consumers had made a decision.

Not really. It's a direct result of the WB announcement and HD-DVD owners not wanting to invest anymore money into a loser. All the recent sales figures show is that the BDA did what they wanted: They killed HD-DVD.

Right now this war is over unless Toshiba and MS come up with something quickly.
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