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Old 01-18-2008   #43
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Well all that has happened right now is the death of HD-DVD software sales while BD sales did "ok."

If Toshiba is fighting this out they better do something soon. Paramount is not going to sit and wait much longer.
Actually what has happened is all but the hard core fanbois & those that have not heard about WB have stopped buying HD-DVDs & Blu-Ray is still selling well.

When there is one format Blu-Ray numbers will jump up quickly when all the fence sitters get in the game.
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Ken Graffeo's comments about "overwhelming support" have already been debunked by multiple other sources who talked with the same retails who all said the same consistent message: they want one format, and they're thrilled that now the end is in sight with BD the clear choice for consumers. That includes Target, Best-Buy, Circuit City, and Warlmat, to name a few.

Ken's spinning the dust from the fallout the best that he can to save face and preserve some time to come up with a graceful exit-strategy for HD DVD. And he has ever right to. But it's time for the HD DVD enthusiast community to see reality on these points and not fall prey to the FUD spin that tries to pretend that there's really a future for HD DVD going forward.

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Well all that has happened right now is the death of HD-DVD software sales while BD sales did "ok."

If Toshiba is fighting this out they better do something soon. Paramount is not going to sit and wait much longer.
All sources are saying that Paramount wants to go blu and soon (even leaks no the HD DVD side are pointing to this), and is in a holding pattern with Universal in order to maximize their bargining power with the BDA as well as to give Toshiba a chance to clear player stock from store shelves, as well as to clear out some HD DVD software inventory. Were Paramount or Universal (it would only take one) to announce BD production, HD DVD player and software sales would grind to a hault (HD DVD discounted players might still be purchased as upconverting DVD players since they would cost no more).

Toshiba has begged Universal and Paramount to hold on a little longer to give them time to move merchandise off the store shelves before the consumer and retail industry drop them entirely. It seems a good strategy to take and I have no problem with Paramount and Universal stalling their BD announcements a while to give Toshiba a chance to recover what they can before HD DVD can no longer be marketed under any guise.
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Lotus you are absolutely correct. What are the chances of that so called studio coming into the hddvd fold or even being outright purchased by Microsoft as you hinted at? If that happens what are the chances that the other bigger studio will go neutral? You mentioned Toshiba and the hddvd prg were going all out after 2 studios which to survive they really need to. There is no question.
In case you hadn't noticed, Microsoft no longer exclusively supports HD DVD and has retracted their financial backing. Goggle to see Bill Gates own comments about MS's format neutrality after Warner's announcement. He went to far as to say that MS would provide a blu-ray add-on for the 360 if consumer demand warranted it.

Hopefully Unviersal and Paramount will go blu/purple sooner than later (end of 2008 at the latest), and then the forum can be free from this sort of baseless FUD as your statements above.
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In case you hadn't noticed, Microsoft no longer exclusively supports HD DVD and has retracted their financial backing. Goggle to see Bill Gates own comments about MS's format neutrality after Warner's announcement. He went to far as to say that MS would provide a blu-ray add-on for the 360 if consumer demand warranted it.

Hopefully Unviersal and Paramount will go blu/purple sooner than later (end of 2008 at the latest), and then the forum can be free from this sort of baseless FUD as your statements above.
God, reading your posts and your arrogant mandering make me sick!! Is FUD the most overused word on these boards?? If it stands for fear, uncertainty, and doubt I think your using it too often, and often times wrong. why don't you just say crud or something?? I mean WTF?!?!?
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In case you hadn't noticed, Microsoft no longer exclusively supports HD DVD and has retracted their financial backing. Goggle to see Bill Gates own comments about MS's format neutrality after Warner's announcement. He went to far as to say that MS would provide a blu-ray add-on for the 360 if consumer demand warranted it.

Hopefully Unviersal and Paramount will go blu/purple sooner than later (end of 2008 at the latest), and then the forum can be free from this sort of baseless FUD as your statements above.
http://gizmodo.com/343006/rumor-smas...lu+ray-support

Ho about you learn how to use google, instead of telling other people how to. This has been debunked for over a week.
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Wow, DaViD, take off the Blu colored glasses for a second. You forgot to use the words “fire sale”, otherwise you would have had 100% of the blu-ray.com propaganda in your post (#44).
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