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Old 02-11-2008   #181
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The format war will not be decided by Netflix. HD DVD currently has 2 exclusive studios and they are going after more. If they get more, theyíll be fine. If they donít get more or end up losing studios, itís over.
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I don't know about anyone here, but I smell a RAT from a mile away... A few weeks ago Netflix says the rentals are even with a consumer preference of HD DVD. Now the customer has CLEARLY chosen Blu-ray? BS!!!!!!!!

I think it's more than likely that SEVERAL extremely large suitcases from the BDA magically appeared on Netflix's doorstep...
Nah the BDA no longer has to do stuff like that, I'm sure Netflix was never happy buying three formats for the same movie and now with over 70% of movie studios firmly behind BD it's a matter of them buying movies from Uni and Para/DW that will be on BD shortly *my opinion*. Also companies ALWAYS stay as neutral as possible until the second they change their minds (look at WB and soon look at PARA((guess)) )

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The format war will not be decided by Netflix. HD DVD currently has 2 exclusive studios and they are going after more. If they get more, theyíll be fine. If they donít get more or end up losing studios, itís over.
At this point no other studio will go HD DVD, they would be shooting themselves in both feet. Just ask Lotus for an update from his contacts in a day or so and he will agree.
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Old 02-11-2008   #183
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I posted this in a different thread but it seems like it may make sense here as well.

2008-01-04: Warner announce they goes Blu-ray exclusive. Delay all their new HD-DVD releases and will stop completely with HD-DVD after May.
2008-01-04: Universals movie Lust, Caution is first announced for HD-DVD but this was a "clerical mistake" and the title should not have been announced for HD-DVD, only DVD.
2008-01-04: HD DVD Promotion Group cancel their press conference at CES.
2008-01-08: New Line goes Blu-ray exclusive. Pan's Labyrinth is the first and last HD-DVD disc from New Line.
2008-01-09: HBO goes Blu-ray exclusive.
2008-01-09: All quiet on Universal front.
2008-01-09: Microsoft announce they are neutral in format war. Amir Majidimehr quits Microsoft at 2008-01-15.
2008-01-10: Paramount delay titles.
2008-01-11: Constantin Film goes Blu-ray exclusive.
2008-01-14: Toshiba have a fire sale on their newest models just like then they sold out the A2 player. No new players announced from the only producer of HD-DVD players...
2008-01-14: Digital Playground said they might go Blu-ray exclusive during 2008.
2008-01-16: Senator Home Entertainment goes Blu-ray exclusive.
2008-01-17: Paramount announce it's complete Q1 2008 slate. One new title not announced before was included (The Kite Runner), otherwise nothing new.
2008-01-18: Universal announce it's first and only one movie after Warners announcement. The box art did emerge a week before Warners announcement and is the first new title since December 18. One title per months from Universal?
2008-01-20: R&B Films goes Blu-ray exclusive.
2008-01-21: Trans World, one retailer with more than 800 stores starts to make more room for Blu-ray
2008-01-22: Grant's Appliances, one of the top 30 electronics retailers in the US, goes Blu-ray exclusive.
2008-01-24: Circuit City have a clearance sale on their last HD-DVD players. The price is now $100.04 for the Toshiba HDA3. EDIT: The price was later changed by CC to standard $149.
2008-01-24: SF Film goes Blu-ray exclusive.
2008-01-24: Scanbox goes Blu-ray exclusive.
2008-01-28: Woolworths, one of the bigger retailers in UK with 820 shops, goes Blu-ray exclusive.
2008-01-28: FS-Film have gone Blu-ray exclusive. Confirmed by email and all HD-DVD pages taken off-line.
2008-01-29: Wal-Mart starts to have HD-DVD players labelled as clearance items.
2008-01-29: Saturn, one of the bigger German retailers, have a exchange program to replace HD-DVD with Blu-ray.
2008-01-30: National Geographic have gone Blu-ray exclusive.
2008-01-30: Sonic Solutions goes Blu-ray exclusive.
2008-01-31: Surround Records, former HD-DVD exclusive distributor, goes dual-support.
2008-02-01: Paramount announce Sweeney Todd, the second new movie announced by them this year and the third for Paramount/Dreamworks+Universal.
2008-02-01: Imation stops makeing HD-DVD-R/RW media and goes Blu-ray exclusive.
2008-02-04: BAC Films goes Blu-ray exclusive.
2008-02-04: Manga Films goes Blu-ray exclusive.
2008-02-04: Onkyo drops HD-DVD support, atleast for now, in UK.
2008-02-05: Universal announce their second title after Warners announcement.
2008-02-05: OVA Films goes Blu-ray exclusive.
2008-02-07: Filmmax goes Blu-ray exclusive.

and now

2008-02-11: Netflix goes Blu-ray exclusive.
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Old 02-11-2008   #184
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Just ask Lotus for an update from his contacts in a day or so and he will agree.
Why the delay? Can't someone ask him today?

Your list is something a lot of HD DVD supporters should pay attention to. It really breaks down the totallity of the situation.
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I'm waiting to see what happens regarding studios in the next few weeks.

For all we know, the BDA could be refusing to get in a bidding war to keep some studios and worked out a deal with Netflix as a preemptive strike. Kind of a wild theory, but we just donít know.

Should Universal or Paramount leave, I will concede defeat 100% (but I still wonít buy Blu-ray).
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I'm waiting to see what happens regarding studios in the next few weeks.

For all we know, the BDA could be refusing to get in a bidding war to keep some studios and worked out a deal with Netflix as a preemptive strike. Kind of a wild theory, but we just donít know.

Should Universal or Paramount leave, I will concede defeat 100% (but I still wonít buy Blu-ray).
Toshiba doesn't have weeks to make a decision that's the problem.

They have had 5 weeks since the WB annoucement and effectively done nothing to turn the tides.
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