In reference to the tech industry, I have yet to see HD-DVD burners offered on websites that sell computer parts. www.scan.co.uk is a major company (in the UK) that sells parts for PC builders, and last time I checked they only sold Blu-Ray drives.
Have a look at this: http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=625330
Yes, I know it hasn't come to market yet, but when you have a £160 (I know that's over $300, but our tech prices are inflated) Blu-Ray player for your PC, chances are it's going to be adopted pretty well, especially as PC monitors have always (as far as I can tell) been better resolution than TVs, and with screens that can now display about 1600 x 1000 pixels, which is virtually full HD, people won't need to buy a new TV. They can just get a Blu-Ray drive for their PC, as I'm sure within 2 years, that kinda resolution will be the norm.
So where's the HD-DVD players for you PC then? No where to be seen....
Another site: http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/120884 that only sells Blu-Ray.
Btw, I looked through HP UK and couldn't find anything about HD disk formats.
http://www.fadfusion.com/selection.php?product_item_number=10060800304 - $185 HD-DVD PC Drive
http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?product_code=344527&ref=froogle&pfp=froogle&cm_ven=froogle&cm_cat=&cm_pla=&cm_ite=feed - same thing (??), $250
anyway, the whole PC thing doesn't really matter anyway. Who watches movies on their PC?? (besides people who sit in front of their PC for alot of the day like us?) It's much better to watch movies on the big screen!
Also, why would you burn a Blu-ray disc, when it takes 30 minutes to burn it, and each disc costs $12?? Who needs to burn 25 gigs? NOBODY! And if you DID need to burn 25 gigs, just use 3 DVDs instead. Its 10x faster and 10x cheaper.
More good Blu-Ray news:
European Blu Ray sales up 1000% since the PS3's launch there.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced (via Pro-G) that more than 180,000 Blu-Ray titles have been sold across Europe following a sales increase of over 1000% since the PlayStation 3's launch in March of this year.
So uhhh that means they originally sold only 180 titles, right?