I have some theories on high-definition DVD war.....
1.) Blue-Ray is outselling HD DVD at Wal-Mart 2:1. And seeing as though walmart is the #1 seller of DVDs, that may be an indication. And now with Blockbuster hopping on Blu-ray's train, that may further push Blu-ray
2) Despite argument #1, Wal-Mart just bought a LOT of manufactured HD DVD players and they are going to be selling them for $299. So with this new cheap HD DVD player hitting the market at Wal-Marts soon, one can argue that it will be a hit since Blu-Ray players are $600-700 on average.
3) It is a proven fact that whatever format the porn-industry went with has been a winner. They chose VHS over Beta, and DVD over Laser Disc. Now, which format did the porn indusrty go with.....HD-DVD. So could this mean it will be the winner like the porn industry's last choices? Only time will tell.
So with these three things, what have we learned? Not much. Blu-ray movies outsell HD-DVD movies at Wal-Mart, but the store is backing cheap HD-DVD players. And the porn industry usually helps decide a winner and they went with HD-DVD so that may tip the scales too. But dont count out Sony and their hope to push Blu-ray. Since they put soooo much stock in Blu-ray by putting it in the PS3, they are gonna do all they can to make sure that technology doesnt die.
As for me, I went out and spent $99 on a Sony Upconverting DVD player, which upconverts standard DVDS to HD-quality. I love it, looks fantastic on my LCD tv, and seeing as though this is for normal DVD's, I am not wasting an extra $10-20 per movie for the "official" HD brand discs.
Last edited by jmh314 (2007-06-18 11:26:56)