Originally Posted by deez
And of course you do...What I dont get is that the HD media market is less than 1.5 percent on the market but BD won and HD DVD is done.....done with losing more or less money than BD? BD has sold more discs and Toshibe more players(not counting the PS3)...so they both lose. This isn't even a "war"....its like 2 7 year olds wrestling over a swing at the park....
I agree, we have not seen a war, the soldiers are in the barracks watching DVD, cable and satelite, they are not terribly interested in joining in any fight.
Sony has sold millions of players to a demographic that is not terribly interested.
The question is whether Toshiba can sell millions of players to a demographic that is interested in movies. I think I know how they can sell millions of players but I have no idea if that will translate to movie sales. Of course on the other hand, does Toshiba care? It's hard to tell if anybodys wants to sell HD DVD discs, look at their price vs blu ray, I see that Amazon is selling blue for half price again.
This is rhetorical, does Toshiba want to sell players and sell HD discs or are they trying to stop blu ray. Those are really two different questions and may have two different answers and two different tactics.
In all honesty, after buying into HD DVD, there are movies that I want on HD but for the most part I will stick with DVD for many purchases. I hate to admit this, I have 6 DVD players in the house and another one in the car, whoops add another 4 installed in the computers. There are a few movies that I really want to dive into and watch over and over, those are HD material. The rest are background noise or entertainment for the wife and kids, those are DVD material.
If Toshiba can make a gen 4 player that improves the picture of DVD, I would probably buy 2 more of them. If I had 3 Toshiba players, I would buy more HD DVDs but I would still buy most of my movies on DVD. Now is this a problem for Toshiba? Depends on what Toshiba really wants, more HD DVDs sold or stopping blu-ray.