Originally Posted by Guartho
It's not much of an improvement, that's certain. It's what I and Cory Bauer would call "roughly the same" as February. But HD DVD is showing an improvement in 2 out of 3 of the statistics you yourself posted.
and immediately posted numbers that directly supported his falsehood.
Either you are intentionally being naive, or simply don't understand numbers. Either way, I'd rather not waste the time or effort on one who is bent on trying to find exceptions and make them the rule.
You obviously need to understand that WE (week ending) is a a more volatile statistic, and goes up and down depending on number or releases, quality of releases, sales promotions, firesales, etc for each week. Do you you care to see the statistics WE for the week before when Blu-ray had a 76:24 ratio over HD DVD. In other words, WE is not supporting Cory or your weak assumptions. More falsehoods from you obviously.
Furthermore, again, with YTD if you've failed to "get it" the first time was only based upon 1 month of data with the first listing of data, whereas the latter of YTD data is based upon 12 months. In other words, you are attempting to support your weak assumption of "HD DVD improvement" from a fragment of data compared to the latter, more aggregate form of data. Again, more falsehoods from you, as this certainly doesn't support what Corey was stating...
The ratio of sales for both formats are roughly the same as they were last February; this "war" has gone nowhere.
What ratio Guartho? You obviously are taking it upon yourself to talk in Corey's behalf in what he really "meant." And obviously, Corey now will say that he meant the YTD numbers (even though he stated "this 'war' has gone nowhere"), just as you've done so as to give himself and yourself some sense of credibility in your statements and sentiment--that HD DVD is improving somehow or holding steady--when that couldn't be farther from the truth when looking at the overall numbers which IS SINCE INCEPTION. And in this number you find HD DVD getting trounced just as everyone else can pretty much see, but you and your compadres have difficulty in coming to terms with...obviously...as what I stated directly refuted what Corey and yourself imply--that HD DVD is improving or somehow holding steady. And yet, you attempt to extract smaller, compartmentalized bits of data and try to apply them as a whole...sorry guy, the overall or "whole" statistic is right there (SI)...and it shows Blu-ray increasing its marketshare ratio by 21 points over the past year, and moreso in the past year and a half.
So no, I'd say you're wrong too, on trying to claim I submitted statistics that supported Corey's argument whatsoever.