quote: Most Ps3 users are aware that their machine can play blu-ray. I mean, there's a giant blu-ray logo right on the box, so unless you're blind, you know what it can do. The real issue or question is how many PS3 owners have an HDTV to make playing a BluRay movie worth it?
quote: IMO, I think Universal and Warner are using HD-DVD owners as guinea pigs for the combo format. I think that when they perfect them (almost there) they will just outright replace DVD with HD-DVD/DVD combos. If that happens, Blu-Ray's future will be in question.
quote: if we are going to cast wide nets. at least with spec 1.1 both video streams will be hi-def. try that hd-dvd./
quote: as for lpcm, blu-ray can handle all the other audio formats as well...
quote: its hd-dvd that would probably choke on an lpcm stream because it doesnt have the bandwidth to play it.
quote: so with a million players just for hd-dvd they are still being outsold by blu-ray with at best 200,000 standalone players (as accounted by hd-dvd people).
quote: HD DVD-RAM is 20GB/layer, not 15. So in the data market, BD still holds a space advantage, but a considerably smaller one, as a dual-layer disc will hold just under 40GB.
quote: So the fact that BD sales are ahead of those of HD-DVD for a while now, and are accelerating, is of no significance for you?
quote: BD players are also dropping in price. In another year, the price will be about the same.
quote: As BD sales are so far ahead, some companies who are now selling both versions will, at some point, stop selling the slower selling one.
quote: Even now, there are less studios releasing in HD-DVD than BD.
quote: The consumer is interested in content.
quote: With the new $499 player, and the PS3 reduced to $499, the trend will only continue
quote: the overhead at amazon and online shops is much lower, so they don't have to think carefully about what they stock and when