Originally Posted by Richard Paul
No offense but Fox has done a pretty good job of supporting Blu-ray and there is no reason to hate them simply because they don't support the HD format you prefer.
Dunn has proven himself a complete ass time and time again. Even before Fox released a single title, he was pontificating his BS and ridiculing HD-DVD. Here are some quotes from July:
July 28th, 2006 http://www.hometheaterblog.com/homet..._wars_fox.html
HMR poses the question: How does Blu-ray fit in a download world? Without a unified format, is there a possibility Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD could become the next UMD?
Mr. Dunn replies with:First of all, the format war is really only going on in the press. Come the late fourth quarter, starting in November, Blu-ray is going to be showing huge numbers. The early adopter is going Blu-ray
Really, that's interesting because if we were to take a look at the sales data from one of the worlds largest on-line retailers, it would seem as if the early adopter is choosing HD DVD over Blu-ray by a significant margin.
While Amazon's sales-rank data fluctuates on a daily basis, you can check in on any given day and see that the Toshiba HD-A1 is ahead of Samsung's BD-P1000 Blu-Ray Player by 4000 to 5000 points.
For those unfamiliar with how Amazon scores sales-rank, this is how they describe their ranking system:
The lower the number, the higher the sales for that particular item. The calculation is based on Amazon.com sales and is updated each hour to reflect recent and historical sales of every item sold on Amazon.com.
Mr. Dunn goes on to say:
The penetration of Blu-ray is going to be in the millions of households by early 2007, compared to less than 100,000 households for HD DVD. And, it will penetrate faster than DVD did going from zero to 10 million households like a rocket. Once the delta between the two formats begins to widen like that early on, it becomes a Blu-ray no-brainer for the consumer.
Mr. Dunn is apparently privy to how many HD DVD players will be sold by early 2007, or could it be that he's just using a little suggestive persuasion. I wonder, could his modest prediction of 100k players be as inaccurate as The early adopter is going Blu-ray comment?
On the absolute odd-ball chance that any executive from Universal Studios happens to read this, if you grant an interview about HD DVD please don't make any ridiculous claims as to what the consumer will do. We hate it when executives assume (for us) that 10 million households will buy into either of these formats like a rocket.
Mr. Dunn indicates that the format war is really only going on in the press but it seems as if in his mind at least, the war has already been fought and won.
As you can see, Dunn has been riding the BS spin wagon since before they were even producing discs. His quotes are arrogant, his stats and charts are BS, and his lies and spin are obvious to anyone with a brain. There are many more obnoxious quotes from this clown that all say the same thing, and again he's just reiterated the same skewed projections and biased conclusions for the umpteenth time at CES.