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Where was the Superbowl HD-DVD ad? Did I completely miss it or did they just not run it?
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Seriously I was thinking the same thing. Where the hell was it?

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funny I was just logging on to make the same post

myspace.com/superbowl

that link has all of the commercials. I went there after the game thinking I missed it on TV but it's not on that site either.
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It seems to have aired only in some markets.

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It looks like it was regional ads, not national. Looks like some (if not most) of the bigger markets didn't get a thing. Nothing in Chicago, Baltimore/DC, Detroit, and apparently most of New England.

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I didn't see it and was looking forward to it.

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All the superbowl ads-
http://www.spike.com/superbowl

toshiba (from the same page)-
http://www.spike.com/video/2938290/c...site/superbowl

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Second ad in the half-time break. Apparently not all markets aired it.
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I saw the add on Star Choice Satellite, channel 291. I think I was watching the HD feed out of Washington state. Nothing to exciting about it. Six times the definition of standard dvd's, plus improving the quality of exsiting dvd's was all they mentioned. Plus the advertised price of $129.00.
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It wasn't even in HD!
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I didn't see an HD-DVD ad on Fox HD OTA here in LA. Saw a load of commercials about voting yes or no on increased Indian gaming though.

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I only saw the one after the halftime break, and it was in SD only.

I hope Toshiba actually didn't spend $2.7 million for that.
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Toshiba better get a refund, it was no show in ATL.
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Didn't see it in NoVA either

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Once again*, the fact that Toshiba was advertising a High Definition source and didn't bother to send in a High Definition commercial, shows why they will not win the format war.



*same thing happened in the 2007 superbowl ad.
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Fox had something to do with it.

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It looks like it was regional ads, not national. Looks like some (if not most) of the bigger markets didn't get a thing. Nothing in Chicago, Baltimore/DC, Detroit, and apparently most of New England.

If HD-DVD did target medium and small markets, I suppose that makes sense from a marketing perspective. You could probably get a lot more bang for your buck by targeting smaller markets if you're hoping people will head out to a Wal-mart (which focuses on small- and medium-sized markets) to make their purchase. Just speculation, really.
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If HD-DVD did target medium and small markets, I suppose that makes sense from a marketing perspective. You could probably get a lot more bang for your buck by targeting smaller markets if you're hoping people will head out to a Wal-mart (which focuses on small- and medium-sized markets) to make their purchase. Just speculation, really.

I think the likelihood of a Sony/Fox conspiracy is far more likely, don't you?
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Once again*, the fact that Toshiba was advertising a High Definition source and didn't bother to send in a High Definition commercial, shows why they will not win the format war.



*same thing happened in the 2007 superbowl ad.

Would Fox charge more for an HD commercial than a normal one? Are most commercials done on video or film?

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Did not see the ad here in Florida.
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I think the likelihood of a Sony/Fox conspiracy is far more likely, don't you?

Seems far more likely to me. But then again, I'm a neurotic, paranoid conspiracy theorist who refuses to take off his aluminum foil hat. Sorry to cut this post short, but I gotta run before "they" come after me!

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Ad? Who cares. GEEEEEEEEEEE-MENNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!
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I saw it at least twice, in SD, in a local block of ads.
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Fox conspiracy. lol No HD DVD commercial here in Mass, only the American Gangster ad with the short blip of the HD DVD logo. Truly a sad day for HD DVD.

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Would Fox charge more for an HD commercial than a normal one? Are most commercials done on video or film?

95% of the commercials were in 16x9 widescreen HD. Even if they did charge more for HD(which I doubt they do), why in the world would you not want to spend the extra money? You have all ready paid 2.7 million to show off an HD format!
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I think the likelihood of a Sony/Fox conspiracy is far more likely, don't you?

Haha I didn't even think about that. Occam's razor always takes a back seat to conspiracy theories when it comes to the format war, so I guess that is where the discussion could go.
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Fox conspiracy. lol No HD DVD commercial here in Mass, only the American Gangster ad with the short blip of the HD DVD logo. Truly a sad day for HD DVD.


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Nope. Nothing. That American Gangster ADD's emphisis was on SD DVD.
Just the HD DVD Logo showed on the bottom.

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Hell yeah Western Mass. And seriously, why so much empasis on SD DVD and then putting the HD DVD logo in the ad? I mean come on is there a bunch of monkeys with down syndrome running Toshiba's marketing team?

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