Originally Posted by xbdestroya
If you know PS3 owners that aren't interested in Blu-ray, well, then you know PS3 owners that are not interested in Blu-ray. But if a movie they love comes out on the format, don't be surprised if they end up purchasing it on BD.
Yes . My Buddy loves x-men. Did he buy x3 for bluray ? Nope he got it on dvd instead . Why ? because of the features and other things that came with the dvd that didn't come with the bluray disc .
So you might wnat to change that to "WAit till a movie comes out in Blu-ray that has all the features and exclusives of the dvd and then see what they purchase it on"
Of course its more waiting is it not ?
Hi. Hardcore gamer here. I bought my PS3 to play movies and games. There's nothing "hardcore" about launch titles for new consoles, and there never has been. Is there a title for the PS3 worth owning other than Resistance: Fall of Man?
Great for you. And for every one of you how many are there that aren't buying bluray movies ? I bought a 360 launch day and got 2 and a half games for it. Condemend , Call of duty 2 and geometry wars .
Many ps3 owners i know of bought the system for games coming out after the holiays (unless delayed again ) and are happy playing all the games on thier 360s and ps2s that they haven't been able to finish yet .
Everyone has a diffrent story and While I merely have said not everyone who buys a ps3 will use it for bluray movies even among the hardcore . You are trying to prove something else . Which i believe is that people are going to buy bluray movies cause as a game console the ps3 currently sucks .
That's not to say that there wasn't a fight between dueling formats before the DVD standards were adopted. Phillips and Sony were pushing ther MultiMedia Compact Disc (MMCD) storage satandard with Toshiba, Time-Warner, Matsushita Electric, Hitachi, Mitsubishi Electric, Pioneer, Thomson, and JVC backing Super Density disc (SD). It was IBM who brought the two camps together and avoided a format war between the two camps. Many were hoping the same thing would happen with HD DVD and BD, but the tables are turned. Sony got the content providers and hardware people on their side.
But this has nothing to do with the ps2 now does it ?
The ps2 came out 3 years + after all that crud and about 2 years after the divx fight with dvd . Dvd players were already at or under the 300$ mark
Ps3 is coming out months (what 7 months ? ) after bluray launched and bluray is still in a format war. The cheapest bluray player is the ps3 at 500$ and it scales all the way up to 1k for the player .
In those terms I see nothing similar to the ps3/bluray and the ps2/ dvd .
UMD has not failed, and anyone who says so is a fool. It has been a failure for selling movies, but it continues to sell quite well for game content. Furthermore, it is the movie studios who set the pricing for their UMD movies, not Sony. Charging $19 for a movie on UMD when you can buy the DVD for the same or less and then convert the content to Mpeg 4 and play it from a memory card was assinine, but blaming that idiocy on Sony is misplacing the blame.
Even as a game format is it failing as psp software sales are low .
Not only that but umd is forced upon and dev as the delievery means .
As for the idocy who should we blame ? Sony is the company that gave that funcionality to us . Perhaps if they had a brain they would have said hmm what is stopping someone from ripping dvds to mp4 and using memory cards for movies thus destroying any chance umd had ?
They should have also asked the same about memory cards and games .
I'm not waiting. I'm buying BD's and enjoying them on my PS3. They look great, and my biggest complaint right now is lack of a real remote that I can use in my theater. I'm waiting for some real blockbuster content (Hello Disney/Pixar, WB, and Sony!), but there's enough out there to keep my happy and more coming. The temptation to buy a HD DVD player is still there, but it's decreasing.
well see i have a bluray player and the temptation to buy any media is simply not there . (well its my sisters but she is down the hall from me and its hooked up to the 60 inch tv ) I get the content i want on hd-dvd at cheaper prices and in some cases better audio .
Even on DVDWars, the average price of BD films is below that of HD-DVD films. So, if pricing is your argument, how is HD-DVD better positioned on the software front? You seem pretty passionate about it.
they are the hybrids that are bumping up the average price of hd-dvd . Take out the hybrids and you will see it go back into hd-dvds favor.
Meanwhile, it is Toshiba that is taking the hit to subsidize the manufacture of both the standalone players and the HD-DVD add-ons. They aren't making any bucks off the replication process. So why do they do it? Because overall they stand to make a ton off of the royalties if their format succeeds.
is there any proof of this ? I have onlyh heard one report that states toshiba took a loss on the original stand alones. But aren't you one of the big haters of analysts and those other groups like isupply ?
Not only that but isn't toshiba simply doing what sony is doing with the ps3 ? though perhaps to a much lesser degree ?