Originally Posted by RFS62
Steel, do you think HD DVD will survive, now given the Warner move?
I think the writing is pretty much on the wall and if Paramount goes neutral, as some are speculating they will, it'll be completely over. And the Warner move was huge.
From avs.com forums (source: NPD group)- January 1st half standalone player sales:
Week 1 (ending 1/5/08):
Blu-Ray: 15,257 units
HD DVD: 14,558 units
Week 2 (ending 1/12/08):
Blu-Ray: 21,770 units
HD DVD: 1,758 units
Those numbers don't include the PS3 or 360 add-on players, but week 2 coincides with the Warner announcement. And the whole time, Toshiba has had the price advantage for standalone players. Toshiba is reportedly going to be trying out a new "aggressive" marketing strategy but it'll likely be too little, too late.