Originally Posted by brian1212
Blu Ray fans are feeling fine. HD DVD has trailed in media sales every week this year, trailed in standalone sales over the summer, and there's a fine selection of blockbusters on Blu Ray ahead on BD50's. Fox is now releasing again on Blu Ray, Warners has afirmed their dual format support, and we'll catch Transformers and Bourne on HD movie/vod channels - no loss.
HD DVD meanwhile is still waiting for that elusive magic bullet. Best of luck to you.
Still in denial I see. The fact is that it is Blu-ray that is still waiting for that 'elusive magic bullet' to kill HD DVD, but that bullet is nothing more than a figment of one's imagination. Keep in mind:
Blu-ray has lost major studio support since inception
Blu-ray has lost exclusive CE support since inception with LG/Samsung
Blu-ray attach rates are still abysmal overall
Blu-ray is incapable of killing HD DVD, and is in fact taking a huge beating
Blu-ray's software sales lead is diminishing
Blu-ray still trails behind HD DVD standalone sales
Blu-ray's entry price is still roughly twice the price of HD DVD
Blu-ray profile issues are still a mess
Blu-ray has failed to demonstrate superior PQ and AQ over HD DVD
HD DVD has gained exclusive studio support since inception
HD DVD has gained exclusive CE support with Onkyo/Integra/Venturer
HD DVD attach rates are up to 7 times better than BD
HD DVD has gained tremendous momentum since inception while BD has faltered
HD DVD software sales are steadily increasing and is closing the gap with BD
HD DVD's entry price is still about half that of BD
HD DVD has been a feature complete spec since day one
HD DVD produces top-rated PQ and AQ that at times exceeds the BD counterpart
Etc., etc., etc., ...