Blu Ray & Hd

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  1. SHANE-BARKER

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    Hello people

    Been out to london today , so i popped in to HMV & VIRGIN for a quick look at the next format

    It seems that blu ray is getting very Popular with people for the next format , seem`s hd dvd is slipping behind , much bigger section in the blu ray dept both in HMV & VIRGIN
     
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    I think it says more about who is buying the discs - the UK BluRay market is without a doubt being driven by the PS3. Many such buyers, and obviously I exclude many of the more savvy members here, will purchase their media be it games or BluRay from Virgin/HMV etc - and will pay well over the going price. I would suggest that HD DVD owners, many more of whom own standalones, are likely to be more aware of the fact that the discs are half the price online. I certainly wouldn't pay £25 for a disc for example.

    However it will be interesting to see how the market split in stores goes once mass market, dirt cheap players arrive.
     
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    The prices in stores is a **** take.

    I get all my discs online- Play, Amazon, SendIT in the UK

    Movietyme for US discs.

    As said above the UK in store purchases are no doubt nearly all PS3 owners
     
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    So blu ray is looking good , lets hope sony shift a few more PS3 , its looking good , some great titles coming out this year
     
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    I have to admit I'm not sure how much longer stores like HMV and Virgin can really prosper - the supermarkets are now offering DVDs/games/CDs at much better prices and frequently have a sizeable range (plus 24hr opening). And online stores dwarf the titles offered in HMV/Virgin as well as offering a significant price saving.
     
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    Such as?

    US Blu Ray has alot annouced, but the UK other than Spiderman I've not seen any firm dates.

    Dual format is the way to go!
     
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    I was talking about games titles this year , its would be nice to see dual format
     
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    What games does it have?

    Most of the ones I want will be 2008.

    Lair has got really bad reviews, Heavenly Sword has got average (at best) reviews.

    MGS4 looks like the first must buy title
     
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    People that have stand alone CD or DVD players have bought disks in places like HMV for years (even when DVD players were £400+) so I think your analysis is some what lacking.

    I would expect the difference is purely down to the Blu-ray market being bigger.
     
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    Plenty of good games coming out for ps3 , ps3 has only been out a few months , give it chance , same happend with ps2
     
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    Thanks for posting, but we don't need yet another thread on this.
     
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