quote: I own a PS3 with no plan to buy a HD-DVD player within the next 6 months, so it pisses me off when I can't watch a movie like Transformers.
quote: Maybe Toshiba needs to buy a studio to make things interesting.
quote: lightning iii youve just proven your an idiot, how does this relate, but ok
quote: and one more thing Lightning III its better to be thought an idiot then open your mouth and remove all doubt
quote: just like everyone is happy driving a Taurus....
quote: Video Business is reporting record-breaking sales numbers for Toshiba's HD-A2 player following last Friday's price drops at Wal-Mart and Best Buy.......Quoting sources close to the retailers, VB estimates that 90,000 units were sold at top outlets, including Wal-Mart, Best Buy and Circuit City. According to the trade paper, that's nearly as many sales as the best-selling stand-alone Blu-ray Disc player (Sony's the $499 BDP-S300) has sold since its launch.
quote: The HD-A2 that was sold in Wal-Mart for $99 actually cost around 400-500 dollars to MAKE. The reason is because HD DVD's have a higher compression than Blu-ray and therefore need more processing power.
quote: And in the beginning when HD DVD players came out (like the HD A2), HD DVDs had a much higher compression and therefore needed more processing power, which is why the HD-A2 cost so much to make.
quote: The PS3 is the majority of Sony's bread and butter
quote: Be it as it may, what has driven Sony for the past 10 to 15 years was its consoles.
quote: This is outright not true. Neither is sitting pretty. While Blu-Ray wins the weekly pissing contests on disc sales, a huge chunk of those are through discounts and BOGO promotions creating the illusion of leadership. I'm without these promotions they'd still be the sales leader, but not to nearly the degree they are now. The other side of that is that people with blu-ray machines DO NOT BUY DISCS! The average blu-ray player has sold less than one movie. That's basically proof the PS3 won't win the game. It'll give an early lead, but won't win.
quote: Is the situation in US better?