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This has to be a mistake... this article from CEPro, posted on the AVS forum front page makes the statement that Universal is supporting both HD-DVD and Blu-Ray?


Is Andy Parsons misinformed? Or is he spreading false information.... again.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=793041

Note: This article posted on the AVS front page and on cepro.com originally mentioned Universal supporting both HD-DVD and Blu-Ray and New Line being HD-DVD exclusive. Both items were incorrect and quickly edited to reflect true information. This thread was a result of the initial article information. I have since changed the title as to not confuse anyone into thinking Universal had gone format neutral. Thanks.
 

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As of now, they do not support blu-ray because no titles are out or announced for blu-ray. If they have internally decided to support blu-ray, then no one is aware of that decision at this point. Should they ever decide to support blu-ray, then 'the war' is pretty much over on the day this announcement takes place.
 

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I saw this too and did a 180.


Parsons also made it sound like New Line is exclusive to HD DVD...


The LIES!

I did find it interesting how he phrased HD-DVD's "porn support" to be a negative.
 

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its way off... the poster must of edited to say different cause in the link this is what i got...


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Blu-ray is backed by Sony, Fox, Disney, Lionsgate, MGM and Buena Vista -- HD DVD is supported by Universal and segments of the porn industry. Warner Bros. is supporting both formats.
 

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its way off... the poster must of edited to say different cause in the link this is what i got...

Haha... no, I wasn't off. They just changed it to be correct. Either Andy Parsons had it wrong, or Jason Unger translated it wrong. I'll give Andy the benefit of the doubt and assume it was Jason's error.


Other people saw the error before they fixed it as evidence from the first few responding posts. I guess I should have quoted it. No matter, at least it is fixed. I just wasn't sure if it was an honest mistake, someone who shouldn't be misinformed was, or if it was more propoganda.
 

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Insider's information slip perhaps?
 

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Sony: We'll pay you 100 million dollars if you go neutral.


Universal: Really? Any other catch?


Sony: Nope. All you have to do is go neutral like Warner and Paramount and release BD versions at the same time as HD DVD versions. You can still support HD DVD as equally as BD.


Universal: All we have to do is go neutral?


Sony: Yep.


Universal: That's very tempting. I'll take it our board.


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I think there's a LOT of pressure from the BD camp for Universal to go neutral. Universal even SAID months ago that many on their board were in favor of neutrality. Sony can shove a little money under the table as incentive.


I believe Universal is much closer to neutrality than, say, Disney, MGM, Fox or Sony.


Once Universal goes neutral, then we will see HD DVD decline and BD accelerate. I don't think it will "kill" HD DVD initially, but it will cause a decline in popularity.
 

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Originally Posted by ricwhite /forum/post/0


Sony: We\\\\\\'ll pay you 100 million dollars if you go neutral.


Universal: Really? Any other catch?


Sony: Nope. All you have to do is go neutral like Warner and Paramount and release BD versions at the same time as HD DVD versions. You can still support HD DVD as equally as BD.


Universal: All we have to do is go neutral?


Sony: Yep.


Universal: That\\\\\\'s very tempting. I\\\\\\'ll take it our board.


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I think there\\\\\\'s a LOT of pressure from the BD camp for Universal to go neutral. Universal even SAID months ago that many on their board were in favor of neutrality. Sony can shove a little money under the table as incentive.


I believe Universal is much closer to neutrality than, say, Disney, MGM, Fox or Sony.


Once Universal goes neutral, then we will see HD DVD decline and BD accelerate. I don\\\\\\'t think it will \\\\\\"kill\\\\\\" HD DVD initially, but it will cause a decline in popularity.

go pinch yourself. and i also think fox will go neutral and sony before universal does but thats just my opinion and just like a-holes we all have them just some of them stink :p
 

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I saw that Jason posted somewhere that he had made a mistake, and corrected it.


Must be hard to translate those Blu-ray ramblings...
 

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I saw that Jason posted somewhere that he had made a mistake, and corrected it.
Last edited by Jason Unger : Today at 11:41 AM.

Yeah.... looks like he fixed it about 24 minutes after I started this thread. All is cool though, I just read it and didn't know if I had missed the news or what.
 

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OK, lets get this thread title edited before the doors come unhinged here at AVSF.

Good idea..... done



Hmmm... I guess I cannot change the listing title. Guess a mod has to do that.
 

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Originally Posted by ricwhite /forum/post/0


Sony: We'll pay you 100 million dollars if you go neutral.


Universal: Really? Any other catch?


Sony: Nope. All you have to do is go neutral like Warner and Paramount and release BD versions at the same time as HD DVD versions. You can still support HD DVD as equally as BD.


Universal: All we have to do is go neutral?


Sony: Yep.


Universal: That's very tempting. I'll take it our board.


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I think there's a LOT of pressure from the BD camp for Universal to go neutral. Universal even SAID months ago that many on their board were in favor of neutrality. Sony can shove a little money under the table as incentive.


I believe Universal is much closer to neutrality than, say, Disney, MGM, Fox or Sony.


Once Universal goes neutral, then we will see HD DVD decline and BD accelerate. I don't think it will "kill" HD DVD initially, but it will cause a decline in popularity.

This is why the EU is investigating Sony for anti-trust abuses. If this type of stuff was actually going on and it is discovered, it is all over for Blu-Ray.
 

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If universal were to go to both sides. I'd imagine it would have taken place at CES..


But universal will always suport HDDVD. The question is will the losing side know when to give up. Sony has the problom of not quiting win all odds are against them. Look at UMD movies for what ever reson they still make new movies. I belive beta was around for awhile as well..



I just hope they get some movies out their so far only 1 HDDVD per week. But prehaps they are trying to fix the anti-copying issue. The only problom is no matter what either format does some one some where will find a way around the copy protection. So they should just start puttting movies out now...


I want to buy some new HDDVDs.
 
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