Discussion in 'General TV Discussions Forum' started by StooMonster, Oct 9, 2005.
What's the current balance of studios on each side?
I'm of a certain age where I went into the quad battles of the 70's and supported QS vs SQ vs CD4 vs UD4 (etc!). Then I watched Betamax (while hoping that V2000 would win) and we got VHS.
When I bought my first camcorder I went VHS-C and saw 8mm thrive - then Hi-8 and so on to DV today.
Now I'm surrounded by DVD-A and SACD material into which I have bought.
This time I'm sitting on the sodding fence and they can bash each other's ears until one format wins - lesson learnt. So Paramount can bugger off (fancy supporting both camps - what wimps!).
all of the studios are now lined up with bluray. Not all of them with HD-DVD
I see the 'non-exclusive' parts from paramount, universal and warner possibly disappearing, or being delivered as a token (eg a handful of titles in Japan only)
Right now I wouldn't be surprised if HD-DVD as a video format never hit the shelves in the west.
Have Warner and Universal officially announced they are going to release BluRay titles then? Or are are you just going from internet rumours which may or may not be correct?
Certainly if one format gets all the studios then it will be in a very strong position. However there is no question of HD DVD not launching in the "West" - you will be able to buy HD DVD titles in the US before any BluRay ones are available.
How many Blu-ray titles have actually been announced? Oh yeah, exactly zero.
I think if hd-dvd is released before blu-ray,because of the public interest it would generate to have the first hd-dvd player and movies available you will find more of the production companies that are backing blu-ray deciding to produce for both formats Simply because they'll want to jump on the "GRAVY TRAIN!" and get their slice of the pie And why not it makes more economical sense to have your finger in both pies
i can't see why most companys can't see that that with the PS3 coming out that most people will HAVE a blue-ray player.
If reports are true like with all brand new eletrical goods HD-DVD & BLUE-RAY players are going to be close to £1000 then i'm going for the ps3 for a while till prices drop.
Most companies can see that with the ps3 coming out that most people will have a blu-ray player,but they can also see that the biggest % of these machines sold will be going to homes without an hd display and used only as a games console and for watching dvd on a sd display (resulting in very little improvement in picture quality) as we (hd display owners) are a minority at the moment . The ps3 will only have a minor effect on the hidef market because of this and it will be these hd-dvd & blu-ray players that will hold the key to success in the hi-def market As these will be purchased buy owners of hi-def displays and used soley for displaying this material on their hd displays I personaly beleive the company that gets out there first and satisfy's the appetite of the much starved hd display owner could well be the one to succeed
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