Nielsen/VideoScan Numbers ending November 18thhttp://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ques...2507/index.phpWE: BD-66% HDD-34% YTD: BD-65% HDD-35% SI: BD-61% HDD-39%
Numbers are up. BTW, emig647, it is not that HMM isn't being updated quick enough (as you made it sound as if it was a reoccuring phenomenon), but rather it was a holiday weekend and the official numbers came in today.
Also, the so called BD+ issues you speak of and how they are pissing people off as you say are far and few between. I think more people are probably pissed with slow load times, freezes, and mass problems with combo HD DVD discs. Furthermore, you mention that we have issues because a "number of people" are going into HD DVD due to cheap player prices and yet the sales ratio of discs for Blu-ray over the past four weeks even with Toshiba's fire sale of the A2 is the following...Nielsen/VideoScan Numbers ending November 18thhttp://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ques...2507/index.phpWE: BD-66% HDD-34% YTD: BD-65% HDD-35% SI: BD-61% HDD-39%Nielsen/VideoScan Numbers ending November 11thhttp://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ques...1807/index.phpWE: BD-65% HDD-35% YTD: BD-65% HDD-35% SI: BD-61% HDD-39%Nielsen/VideoScan Numbers ending November 4thhttp://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ques...1107/index.phpWE: BD-71% HDD-29% YTD: BD-64% HDD-36% SI: BD-61% HDD-39%Nielsen/VideoScan Numbers ending October 28thhttp://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ques...0407/index.phpWE: BD-55% HDD-45% YTD: BD-64% HDD-36% SI: BD-60% HDD-40%
Clearly the data contradicts those claims you've heard and have shared with us of any type of dieing off of Blu-ray.
In addition, in October, Blu-ray looked like this in Europe...Blu-ray Winning Europe 4-to-1
also, Blu-ray looked like this in Japan...Blu-ray to HD DVD Sales Ratio in Japan up to 9:1
and of note...
News from CEATEC 2007 in Japan indicates that the Blu-ray sales are as high as 9:1 and that there are no HD DVD titles in the top 10 titles.
Other slides in the presentation show increasing hardware support internationally for Blu-ray but little for HD DVD, and also indicate that Fujitsu has ended support for laptops with HD DVD in Japan.
Moreover, concerning your comments about Stringer, which I previously posted showing how Stringer was taken out of context with his "stalemate" comment, and your attempt at claiming that he and Toshiba wish for coexistance are obvioulsly false. Yes, I buy that Toshiba is simply fighting for coexistance, as that is simply the BEST they can do. However, what I don't buy is that somehow Stringer wants coexistance, especially concerning his most recent comments...Stringer talks a Blu-ray streak
Sony CEO Howard Stringer affirmed the company's support for and belief in Blu-ray Disc, saying in an exclusive e-mail interview Monday that the Sony-developed next-generation disc format has "the momentum and the scale" to ultimately triumph over rival HD DVD.
..."I think Blu-ray is just a better format," Stringer said. "Our partners are with Blu-ray Disc because, first of all, we have greater security, which Fox is particularly good at. Disney thinks it's a better picture. And the sheer amount of bandwidth on the disc gives directors and beyond all kinds of future opportunity, including director's cuts and who knows what 3-D capabilities will be down the road.
"I think that's why Steven Spielberg held out his own product from going to HD DVD," he added. "Ultimately, if you're passionate about movies, which these DVD collectors are, Blu-ray is the best answer. I think that is true, and we see that in the blogging environment.
"It isn't the cheaper format, but it is the better format," Stringer said...
So, in general, I totally agree with beg. What are we missing here guys? Blu-ray has been winning handily for the entire year of 2007. And obviously, price has yet to trump all in this format war, and it appears that content has been taking the cake over this, month after month, week after week. And logistically, content will continue to be in Blu-ray's favor (barring any more Microsoft/Toshiba $150 million dollar bribes) going forward given Blu-ray's superiority in sales. Not to mention superiority in storage, bandwidth, IT support, CE support, durability, marketing etc.