Originally Posted by rlsmith
I speculate that folks who are buying Blu-Ray (at least from Amazon) also own HD DVD. When they buy a Warners title for example, they buy the HD DVD version. They only buy Blu-Ray when the title is not available on HD DVD.
I don't understand your reasoning here. Why would people do that?
The reasons I could think of to support this are:
1) The HD DVD releases have better video. (True in some cases, not true in others.)
2) The HD DVD releases have better audio. (Dolby Digital Plus)
3) They think Blu-ray is going to die, so they don't want to invest too much into discs.
If that truly were the case, then the outlook wouldn't be so good for Blu-ray obviously. However, I don't actually believe that.
Personally, I think the Amazon sales are simply a reflection of what the overall interest in HD DVD vs. Blu-ray is. HD DVD is more popular in general at the moment.