Originally Posted by Sketcha
Yes, that does seem to ring a bell, doesn't it.
If you've followed this thread long enough, you'll recall that it was a little over a year ago when BD supporters first claimed that HD DVD was dead. There were polls put up asking if people thought HD DVD would survive 2006, etc. BD clearly had homicide in their hearts, but they somehow couldn't couldn't complete the act.
So when BD declared themselves the winners before, they only got it thrown back in their face when HD DVD rose from the grave and even went on to lead the mindshare. HD DVD did this by having a better product at it's launch then BD had at it's launch. For whatever reason, the PQ was simply better on HD DVD than BD, and that gave HD DVD a new lease on life. That gave them the lead in mindshare, as well as the lead in sells.
Yet here we are again, nearly a year after BD's originally planned victory lap. Once again, people are planning their BD victory parties and declaring the format war over. One would think that past experiences would make people a little more conservative with their predictions, but apparently not.
I have to agree with Darin when he wrote:
Originally Posted by darinp2
When it was 3:1 in favor of HD DVD in August or so the Blu-ray camp did something to change that. Now it looks like the HD DVD camp needs to somehow change the current trend, unless Blu-ray somehow does it on its own (which I doubt with even better titles coming out).
BD has the lead now, and it's up to HD DVD to do something about that. But I think it's a little early to suggest that HD DVD should throw in the towel. There are still plays to be made yet.