Here is more comments on the numbers that are being released for HD DVD and Blu-Ray. I can see why people are confused after reading reports on HD sales.http://tech.blorge.com/Structure:%20...test-idea-who/For those of you who don't want to go to the site here is the article.
HD DVD v Blu-ray someone is winning. Nobody has the faintest idea who
Posted on February 6th, 2007 by Gareth Powell
Not for me to start a row with Google. They are bigger than me and have more money. But the heading Hardware Blu-ray Sales Surpass HD DVD Nearly Threefold is, to say the least, somewhat misleading. Or, if you prefer, a load of bollocks.
Luckily, the computer Google swears there is no human intervention but it may be telling little porkies later changed it to Fight for DVD Supremacy Heats Up which is much more accurate.
Again, strangely the computer made me do it officer, honest most of the sources listed internationally were Australian and, no, I am not in Australia nor using the Australian news site.
So Google News needs to lift its game.
What we have are figures released by Nielsen VideoScan to Home Media Magazine that Blu-ray movies are quickly gaining ground on HD DVD.
Let us stop there and consider the sentence. If they are quickly gaining ground then they are behind. Then comes the next sentence: the sales numbers show that Blu-ray Discs have been outselling HD DVDs by a strong margin thus far in 2007.
Which is followed by marketing analysis gobbledy-gook. Try following the logic, please.
During the first week of 2007, sales of Blu-ray more than doubled that of HD DVDs, with the latter making up only 46.14 percent of sales compared to the former.
Hold hard, my good fellow, simple maths tells us if you sell 46.24 percent and Blu-Ray doubled it then Blu-Ray sold 92.58 percent which means that altogether the sales were about 150 percent which is not totally logical. In fact, quite daft.
So let us look at some possible reasons. Obviously, the launch of the PlayStation 3, which has a Blu-ray Disc drive would have pushed sales. Because separate HD DVD players sold a lot less than the PlayStation 3. Say 175,000 HD DVD players.
But the PlayStation is for playing games. Of course, there are bugger-all games available as yet, so you need something to stick in this expensive machine and a movie will do.
Mark you, HD DVD has very little unless you could accept Batman Begins top selling title with a picture used to illustrate this article as intelligent viewing which I am not willing so to do.
The report allows HD DVD still holds the majority of total HD movies sold with Blu-ray is galloping up on the inside but still has not quite made it. Which makes a total nonsense of the original headline. It is pure iambic nonsense.
A saner moment, away from figures which make no sense at all, comes from the Global Optical Storage Industry Report, published December 2006. It says that HD DVD will still be the mainstream in the market during 2007 to 2009. After that it gives the edge to Blu-ray.
The problem is there is very little dependable Blu-Ray manufacturing and testing equipment around. Think of HD DVD as being a logical extension of what had gone before. Blu-Ray as a leap into technological advancement. Is it the bridge too far? I dunno. But some of the daft reports based on very iffy sales figures do not help to come up with an informed view. Google News should be ashamed of itself. The computer than runs it should be made to stand in corner until lunch break.