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Originally Posted by boo
Because the facts are, one of the ideas behind HD-DVD was to use exisiting factories, that way, with minor re- tooling, the costs are a lot, lot less then starting from the begining like Blu-Ray is doing, those extra high prices we pay for the first units are those start-up costs.

As more and more are being made, the costs come down, easy as that.

That is about one of the biggest advantages that HD-DVD has, one of few yes, but still a big one.
Share-holders are going to freak out on a unit that might take 3 years of production to make it cheap enough to produce to make a profit on it.
Well, can they use existing production-lines to produce HD-DVD's? No, they have to buy new machines. Is the laser in the HD-DVD player the same as DVD? Nope. Is the codecs used in the HD-DVD player = DVD-player? Nope generally not, however you might find players with a lot of codecs built into them.

Is HD-DVD built on existing technology? Yes, but so are BD.

Remember analyst might have their reasons for saying what they say.. Let's say that Analyst A thinks company B for some reason are overvalued, and he has the mandate to short stocks. Ok, he shorts stocks in company B. Then he publish an article based on belifs or disbelifs, it doesn't have to be entirely correct. It doesn't have to be false either, just uncertain.. If stock B on the next trading-day starts with a loss, were the analysis correct?

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