Originally Posted by nilsp
Potential? In what way? You're saying dual-studios will release more HD DVD content, Universal will go into overdrive, and Sony, Disney and Fox will not release any more titles?
I'm not saying anything of the sort. I say potential, as in it may
come to pass. Last year we had these same studios supporting these same formats and BD wasn't producing as many titles as HD DVD, but now BD is producing more. Who knows what the future holds?
No, it will not. The BDA are fully aware of what is at stake here, and will not let up their efforts as far as this "war" is concerned. I'm sorry to be so categoric, but these people are not dummies (although a few of them got a left hook or two last fall). We're just starting to see content. Everybody knows "fall is it", wait and see.
I asked, who knows what the future holds? Apparently you think you do. Like you say though, wait and see.
True. But what happens if Universal announces support this fall for Blu-ray? And Disney, Fox and Sony sticks to Blu-ray? Will people still buy HD DVD players thinking "they'll cave eventually"? Will there be a big market for universal players then? Somehow, I doubt it.
If Universal goes neutral or BD exclusive, yes that would significantly hurt
probably kill HD DVD, even with cheap players. Let's hope that doesn't happen though, since cheap players are what's going to get the masses into HD (high def). The niche that HD is now may remain that way if J6P won't buy into expensive Blu-ray. With competition, those expensive Blu-ray players will drop in price a lot faster.
(I've said before that I believe Universal will cave this fall. I'm quite sure there are some deals with Microsoft on this very topic, but I think there are some dates and conditions set that might not be met, or have been met. Universal gets money on every Zune sold. Has the Zune sold according to estimates? Is Universal getting the amount of mnoey they were "promised"? New leadership at Universal. HD DVD disappearing from the web site. I think there is a whole thread in this topic...)
Yes, and others have said before that Fox, Disney, etc. will cave this fall. Though cave wouldn't be the proper term, IMO. Join (and get more revenue, etc.) sounds better to me