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nathantay that comment reeks of HDDVD fanboy.



End of 2014 Hardware Predictions (03/03/14)

PlayStation 4: 12-15million

Xbox One: 7-10 million

Wii U: 8-9 million (Changed 01/04/2014 from 7-9 --> 8-9 million)

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Diomedes1976 said:
Anyone heard that quote in the news about Paramount receiving 50 Million dollar and Dreamworks 100 million dollar due to this agreement ?

If so where do you think the money is coming ?Microsoft or Toshiba ?

Major 7 supporters last I checked.  (may be updated):  Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Warner Home Video, Paramount Home Entertainment, HP, Intel, Microsoft and Toshiba.

I would suspect any monies of the like would come from Toshiba but I suspect everyone in the camp is ponying up dough to set up a "kitty fund" to make something like this happen.

If Dreamworks remasters their entire catalog in HD DVD, watch out -- that's a big seller over the holidays.

 



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Well Disney is reworking their entire library in Blu-ray for Christmas so this will be a good Christmas to watch the format war.



End of 2014 Hardware Predictions (03/03/14)

PlayStation 4: 12-15million

Xbox One: 7-10 million

Wii U: 8-9 million (Changed 01/04/2014 from 7-9 --> 8-9 million)

kn said:
Diomedes1976 said:
Anyone heard that quote in the news about Paramount receiving 50 Million dollar and Dreamworks 100 million dollar due to this agreement ?

If so where do you think the money is coming ?Microsoft or Toshiba ?

Major 7 supporters last I checked.  (may be updated):  Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Warner Home Video, Paramount Home Entertainment, HP, Intel, Microsoft and Toshiba.

I would suspect any monies of the like would come from Toshiba but I suspect everyone in the camp is ponying up dough to set up a "kitty fund" to make something like this happen.

If Dreamworks remasters their entire catalog in HD DVD, watch out -- that's a big seller over the holidays.

 


And lets not forget that they have the DVD Forum backing HD DVD. I wouldn't be surprised if there's a nice pool of money within that organization that even Sony contributed to at one point.



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Diomedes1976 said:
Ok ,now I see it .
One of the more stupid decisions ever .I suppose when they sell 100K of their megaton movies they will reconsider this .
It particularly astounds me the reasons they have given " looking to the manufacturing costs and current price of the format " .My god ,BR movies are already less expensive than HD-DVD ones and as for the players price Sony and the BR camp will be easily capable of reducing their price way faster than Toshiba as they are producing at 4x the rate readers ....

Paramount has just shoot themselves on the foot ,but yes ,this is bad news for Blu Ray .

So you say that selling a raw number of units is more important than the profit they get by selling them? Do you know the terms of the agreement with Toshiba? And if they are getting more money by selling 100k HD-DVD units than 200k BRs?

 

Yeah, Sony will be able to reduce the price of the players faster because they are selling it along with the PS3 in an attempt to make blind fanboys subsidize the HD formats war. But Toshiba, one the biggest portable computers seller in the world, is only including the possibility of having a built-in HD-DVD unit on their computers. And Microsoft supports HD-DVD too. What would happen if they decided to use HD-DVD only for future Games for Windows? Anyways Microsoft doesn't win anything if HD-DVD wins, they just want the transition to digital distribution to happen as soon as possible...

 

Disney also shot themselves on the foot when they commited to Blu Ray. Disney films are bought for kids by their parents and parents would surely prefer HD-DVD since they would be cheaper than BR.



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So that makes the whole thing interesting.

Just when everyone thought Blu-Ray would win there comes such an anouncement.

Some people seem to missunderstand the situation: HD DVD was never out of the race. The PS3 helped Blu Ray and was the deciding factor here. Now that the PS3 doesn´t sell like crazy (and not many movies, too) the format war is open again.

3rd Party movie studios will choose HD DVD as it is much cheaper to produce.

It may sound crazy but I guess HD DVD will be the winning format in the end. And even if Blu-Ray wins the "format war" will go on for some years.

Keep in mind what happened to Beta!



Diomedes1976 said:
Anyone heard that quote in the news about Paramount receiving 50 Million dollar and Dreamworks 100 million dollar due to this agreement ?

If so where do you think the money is coming ?Microsoft or Toshiba ?

 

no but go a head and find a link please...

 

 

Buy it and pray to the gods of Sigs: Naznatips!

mitsuhide said:
Well Disney is reworking their entire library in Blu-ray for Christmas so this will be a good Christmas to watch the format war.
  

True that... My daughter pretty much dislikes all of the disney movies with the exception of 1 or 2.  She's a big fan of dreamworks stuff and I often discount disney stuff because we don't watch it.  That said, the average joe consumer does buy Disney and that's a big draw.

With the Dreamworks announcement, is there any chance Disney changes their mind and starts making films for both formats?  I'd say Dworks is Disney's arch-nemesis. 

 



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Systems I currently own:  360, PS3, Wii, DS Lite (2)
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If rumors are correct and WalMart decide to go HD-DVD way, AND flood the market with cheap HD-DVD players, then Blu-ray will join Betamax real soon. Something tells me that Paramount knows about this plan.



You do know Mitt that a cheap Blu-ray at around $299 from a Chinese Manufacturer should be on shelves this Christmas.



End of 2014 Hardware Predictions (03/03/14)

PlayStation 4: 12-15million

Xbox One: 7-10 million

Wii U: 8-9 million (Changed 01/04/2014 from 7-9 --> 8-9 million)