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Adding insult to injury, not only are the sales figures for Blu-ray players extremely low it seems that consumers aren’t too excited about Blu-ray either. Thanks to rgratto2 for the link.



Based on an online poll of more than 2,500 U.S. adults, Harris found that nearly nine in 10 people own a standard DVD player, but fewer than one in 10 reported owning devices available today for playing HD content, namely, HD DVD or Blu-ray disc players, Sony PlayStation 3, and the external HD DVD player for Microsoft's Xbox 360. These numbers are surprising, given that more than a third of consumers overall report owning an HDTV.


I can remember saying all along that even if one format killed the other, the winner wasn’t guaranteed success. The big battle is winning over the general public. If you ask us, high prices for players and movies are what hold Blu-ray back.

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post #2 of 18
dvd ftw?
I don't have an HDTV, so I see no point in gettings bluray. Even if I did, I still probably wouldn't because of the price (as stated in the article)
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Sony sucks, always to expensive for products that aren't Jack for Crack better than others... people pay a lot for a name and nothing more!
Screw Sony, full of baloney!
Thats all IMHO so the flamers can keep their mouth shut!
    
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I see this as a "goes both ways" race to the finish. For what it's worth, and it is, DVD has been the pioneer that followed CD and gave us a wider variety of content, just due to the size it could carry. Blu-Ray, however, needs the finishing touches DVD had, a better writing process, a better reading process, and full compatibility with all other formats, seeing as it took over and all. Especially if the hash isn't that much different than HD-DVD.
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So 2500 people represent the world statistics? I current waiting for a BD-ROM, actually blu-ray burner that could burn a full 50gb in under 30mins. Preferably, somewhere around 15-20mins.
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in my case, sure I can afford Blu-ray but do i need it..... nope


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post #7 of 18
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Originally Posted by nategr8ns View Post
dvd ftw?
I don't have an HDTV, so I see no point in gettings bluray. Even if I did, I still probably wouldn't because of the price (as stated in the article)
More like people don't want to adapt to the change, much like DVD, and also due to the economy.
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DVD still looks pretty darned good, no competition obviously, but blu-ray just doesn't justify paying $30 for a new release and $20 for a older movie. Even when you find hot deals, they still are $15 or so each shipped, and you don't always get your pick.

Almost any DVD can be had for $5-10.
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when you can get 50 buyrays discs for 20$ its the day i am going blueray. DVD are dirty chaep and to a average person quality dosent mean much. DVD quality is fine in my opinion and we dont have to get blueray for so much for a bit better quality. There are better ways to spend money these days.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tuanming View Post
So 2500 people represent the world statistics
What did you want them to do - conduct a census? That's how studies work...
Edited by rabidgnome229 - 7/15/08 at 2:21pm
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