Originally Posted by Kosty
I think the 2nd quarter numbers will be more telling than the 1st quarter numbers.
That's fair, since there isn't a heck of a lot of competition from HD DVD this quarter. Once Universal turns the tap on again, then the real competition begins.
Originally Posted by lymzy
Can we all agree on that HD DVD sales is still niche/insignificant in the big picture? If so, where does that 2:1 or 3:1 lead bluray?
I'm not sure we actually know the numbers. But, the numbers are probably small enough that a significant turn around by HD DVD is still possible. The question would be how likely it is, and how would it occur?
Is it safe to say that little will drive excitement HD DVD until Q2 when Universal must start releasing at a sufficient rate to hit a 100 title target for this year?
Without a series of box office wins from Universal, there is few major exclusive new releases coming on HD DVD. Is it safe to say that a Warner/Paramount new release is a push in the battle, and every Fox, Sony and Disney new release is a significant benefit to BD?
Also, we have others saying that what people want are universal players, and that's where the growth is. If that is true, then things will putter along for some time. Is Universal really willing to stagnate a switch indefinitely?