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Poll: Nope, just a browser window that hadn't... 199,733 Views / 8,311 Replies  
Nope, just a browser window that hadn't updated....
Posted by *TL, on Oct 26, 2007 at 10:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Even with it's biggest title ever, HD DVD can't... 199,733 Views / 8,311 Replies  
Even with it's biggest title ever, HD DVD can't top Blu-ray in disc sales for even a week (http://www.homemediamagazine.com/news/html/breaking_article.cfm?sec_id=2&&article_ID=11439).
Posted by *TL, on Oct 26, 2007 at 09:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: That doesn't really change the numbers though,... 199,733 Views / 8,311 Replies  
That doesn't really change the numbers though, does it?
Posted by *TL, on Oct 25, 2007 at 10:59 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: You're looking at since inception, I'm looking at... 199,733 Views / 8,311 Replies  
You're looking at since inception, I'm looking at YTD. I think YTD is a better indicator, but there's no sense in arguing about it.
Posted by *TL, on Oct 25, 2007 at 10:52 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Let's not count Transformers before they hatch;... 199,733 Views / 8,311 Replies  
Let's not count Transformers before they hatch; the Dreamamount press release clearly implies that 190k, if accurate, is for all of North America. I'm told that Nielsen only counts the United...
Posted by *TL, on Oct 24, 2007 at 05:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: I don't disagree with you. However, I do accept... 199,733 Views / 8,311 Replies  
I don't disagree with you. However, I do accept that market forces made doing so impossible.
Posted by *TL, on Oct 4, 2007 at 10:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: That's a nice looking piece of gear. Unlike the... 199,733 Views / 8,311 Replies  
That's a nice looking piece of gear. Unlike the Venture player, which bears a striking resemblance to the Fisher VHS deck my family got ca. 1985.
Posted by *TL, on Oct 2, 2007 at 12:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Gotcha. I thought you were talking about player... 199,733 Views / 8,311 Replies  
Gotcha. I thought you were talking about player sales. But I think it's Nielsen that tracks software.

Sales results for this week (Oct. 2) and the following week will be interesting to compare...
Posted by *TL, on Oct 1, 2007 at 11:44 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Is there a source for this? 199,733 Views / 8,311 Replies  
Is there a source for this?
Posted by *TL, on Oct 1, 2007 at 11:03 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: NPD... 199,733 Views / 8,311 Replies  
NPD (http://www.npd.com/corpServlet?nextpage=entertainment-categories_s.html) provided the numbers; AFAIK, there is no reason for them to be suspect. I also believe that their data is proprietary,...
Posted by *TL, on Sep 26, 2007 at 11:28 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Nobody's reported numbers, only market share... 199,733 Views / 8,311 Replies  
Nobody's reported numbers, only market share percentages. And the numbers don't matter; the only thing that HD DVD had going for it was it could say "we've sold more standalones." If they can't do...
Posted by *TL, on Sep 26, 2007 at 10:41 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: That's probably a fair criticism; IIRC, he went a... 199,733 Views / 8,311 Replies  
That's probably a fair criticism; IIRC, he went a little too far out on the limb with his speculation.

That being said, the foundation for his conspiracy theories were comments that Microsoft...
Posted by *TL, on Sep 26, 2007 at 10:39 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Nope, he just reported ... 199,733 Views / 8,311 Replies  
Nope, he just reported (http://www.thedigitalbits.com/mytwocentsa141.html)what was reported in the LA Times and later in the NYT (about a third of the way down):


He also later speculated that...
Posted by *TL, on Sep 26, 2007 at 09:27 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Some hard numbers here... 199,733 Views / 8,311 Replies  
Some hard numbers here (http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/questex/hom090207/).

Go to pages HD16 & HD17 for the top 20 for each format.
Posted by *TL, on Sep 25, 2007 at 05:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: And since 1982, how many people own Sony TVs,... 199,733 Views / 8,311 Replies  
And since 1982, how many people own Sony TVs, walkmen, VCRs, DVD players, laptops, PS2s, etc.? Sony is a trusted brand in the general population, so if the format war plays out by brand loyalty, as...
Posted by *TL, on Sep 25, 2007 at 01:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: I doubt you are alone. 199,733 Views / 8,311 Replies  
I doubt you are alone.
Posted by *TL, on Sep 24, 2007 at 12:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Sorry, think you got it backward. BDA held out... 199,733 Views / 8,311 Replies  
Sorry, think you got it backward. BDA held out the final olive branch, which the HD promo group rebuffed because they thought it would piss off the replicators it had lined up to stamp HD DVDs when...
Posted by *TL, on Sep 24, 2007 at 09:30 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Independent distributors confirm that format... 199,733 Views / 8,311 Replies  
Independent distributors confirm that format war—and Paramount decision—is keeping them out of hi-def formats (http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/questex/hom092307/index.php) (pgs. 1 & 21):
Posted by *TL, on Sep 21, 2007 at 02:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Everybody pack up and go home? Or just waiting... 199,733 Views / 8,311 Replies  
Everybody pack up and go home? Or just waiting for someone to say something inflammatory?;)
Posted by *TL, on Sep 20, 2007 at 02:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Again, understanding and acknowledging the... 199,733 Views / 8,311 Replies  
Again, understanding and acknowledging the rationale != defending.

Actually, given that it's one of the most benign anticompetitive measures ever created, legally circumvented with zero extra...
Posted by *TL, on Sep 14, 2007 at 12:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: I don't think anyone has argued it's a "good... 199,733 Views / 8,311 Replies  
I don't think anyone has argued it's a "good thing"; it's being argued that it's a rational response for a distributor to make. It's also being argued that an unintentional consequence to a lack of...
Posted by *TL, on Sep 14, 2007 at 11:52 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Ummm... good for you? No, seriously, if they're... 199,733 Views / 8,311 Replies  
Ummm... good for you? No, seriously, if they're not selling what you want, I'm glad that you're not buying it. Like I've said repeatedly, it takes two to trade.

Hairspray doesn't look like...
Posted by *TL, on Sep 14, 2007 at 11:38 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Worldwide simultaneous releases would give even... 199,733 Views / 8,311 Replies  
Worldwide simultaneous releases would give even more of an incentive for things like region coding because the, say, French distributor would want to make sure French viewers purchase the product...
Posted by *TL, on Sep 14, 2007 at 10:56 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Good. Here's your solution: If you don't like... 199,733 Views / 8,311 Replies  
Good. Here's your solution: If you don't like what they're selling, stop buying it. Put your money where your mouth is. Get your friends to do the same. Start a movement. March on Washington. ...
Posted by *TL, on Sep 14, 2007 at 10:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: You're missing the point that region coding is... 199,733 Views / 8,311 Replies  
You're missing the point that region coding is just the latest iteration of a concept that's been around for every home video format.

Look, I don't like region coding any more than most people,...
Posted by *TL, on Sep 14, 2007 at 09:52 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: New Line sold the international rights off to... 199,733 Views / 8,311 Replies  
New Line sold the international rights off to another distributor. (Cf., "for second-party acquisitions to which we don't have international rights will be day-and-date on all three formats.") Such...
Posted by *TL, on Sep 14, 2007 at 09:44 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: You're right. They're not the best examples,... 199,733 Views / 8,311 Replies  
You're right. They're not the best examples, given that the music and software industries are not analogous to the (often byzantine) systems used to finance, produce, and distribute motion pictures...
Posted by *TL, on Sep 13, 2007 at 03:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: This 2005 BusinessWeek article... 199,733 Views / 8,311 Replies  
This 2005 BusinessWeek article (http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/oct2005/tc2005105_6128_tc024.htm) about the possibility of WB going neutral might answer my question:



If...
Posted by *TL, on Sep 12, 2007 at 02:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: That raises the question: Why is WB format... 199,733 Views / 8,311 Replies  
That raises the question: Why is WB format neutral? I don't ask that rhetorically -- I've never understood why WB was supporting Blu-ray at all.
Posted by *TL, on Sep 11, 2007 at 04:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: I didn't say he wasn't biased (he's made his... 199,733 Views / 8,311 Replies  
I didn't say he wasn't biased (he's made his biases well known); I said there was no reason to believe that his reporting, as distinguished from his editorial position, wasn't accurate ("Our sources...
Posted by *TL, on Sep 11, 2007 at 01:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: The LA Times/Newsday report is apparently old... 199,733 Views / 8,311 Replies  
The LA Times/Newsday report is apparently old news and the offer has been rejected (http://www.thedigitalbits.com/#mytwocents).

(Yes, I know HD supporters think TDB is a Blu-ray shill because they...
Posted by *TL, on Sep 11, 2007 at 12:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Agree 100%. Although I think there was so much... 199,733 Views / 8,311 Replies  
Agree 100%. Although I think there was so much nashing of teeth over the Paramount deal because people had bought players with the (perhaps misplaced) assurance that Paramount would publish movies...
Posted by *TL, on Sep 10, 2007 at 11:58 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Hey, look at me calling it almost on the nose. ... 199,733 Views / 8,311 Replies  
Hey, look at me calling it almost on the nose. :D Nobody has any notable titles this week, but the week of the 18th has a slew of format neutral releases, with each side having one exclusive A-list...
Posted by *TL, on Sep 9, 2007 at 01:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Unfortunately, I don't think that we're going to... 199,733 Views / 8,311 Replies  
Unfortunately, I don't think that we're going to see many/any of the top-shelf motion picture franchises (except maybe Star Trek) until a single format is established. (Rick McCullum (sp?), the Star...
Posted by *TL, on Sep 8, 2007 at 02:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Nope - Look at the chart linked above. 12 weeks... 199,733 Views / 8,311 Replies  
Nope - Look at the chart linked above. 12 weeks ago, BD overtook HD in standalone marketshare, not revenue. Toshiba responded not by denying it but by saying we're still up for the year ~55 to 43. ...
Posted by *TL, on Sep 7, 2007 at 10:28 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Sony says stand alone BD players have been... 199,733 Views / 8,311 Replies  
Sony says stand alone BD players have been outselling HD players for the past 12 weeks. Toshiba responds by not denying it...
Posted by *TL, on Sep 6, 2007 at 07:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: I'll be interested to see how this does with it's... 199,733 Views / 8,311 Replies  
I'll be interested to see how this does with it's $200 price tag. Between this and the premium prices for The Sopranos 6.1 & 6.2, Lost, and Heroes, I'm starting to think that TV on HD disc might be...
Posted by *TL, on Sep 4, 2007 at 01:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: This weeks' (ending 8.26) sales numbers are out,... 199,733 Views / 8,311 Replies  
This weeks' (ending 8.26) sales numbers are out, 68/32 for Blu-ray.

Next week's numbers will be the ones to watch, since HD has two high-profile exclusives (Heroes and Blades of Glory) and BD has...
Posted by *TL, on Aug 31, 2007 at 03:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Which accounts? Sony says in a press release... 199,733 Views / 8,311 Replies  
Which accounts? Sony says in a press release that BD is up 2:1. Are you saying they're wrong?
Posted by *TL, on Aug 30, 2007 at 02:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: I don't recall anybody contending they were not. ... 199,733 Views / 8,311 Replies  
I don't recall anybody contending they were not. I've always assumed that Disney, Fox, Blockbuster, Target, et al. got something in return for their support.
Posted by *TL, on Aug 30, 2007 at 02:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Depending on who you believe, GTA IV is postponed... 199,733 Views / 8,311 Replies  
Depending on who you believe, GTA IV is postponed because of the need to squeeze it all on to one DVD since the 360 version doesn't have the PS3's ability to use next-gen discs. (Or you can go with...
Posted by *TL, on Aug 29, 2007 at 08:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: If someone was hot to buy today, I would have no... 199,733 Views / 8,311 Replies  
If someone was hot to buy today, I would have no hesitation recommending a 1.0 BD player. After Nov. 1, I would recommend paying the extra $50 for 1.1 capabilities. If the lay of the land is still...
Posted by *TL, on Aug 29, 2007 at 07:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: You're playing semantic games with "obsolete";... 199,733 Views / 8,311 Replies  
You're playing semantic games with "obsolete"; 1.0 players aren't suddenly going to stop working, which use of the term obsolete intentionally implies. There may be some discs with some features...
Posted by *TL, on Aug 29, 2007 at 05:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: As has been pointed out elsewhere, the term ... 199,733 Views / 8,311 Replies  
As has been pointed out elsewhere, the term "obsolete" is misleading at best.

Moreover, its no more so than the ballyhooed $300 A2 is obsolete for its inability to output 1080p and lack of...
Posted by *TL, on Aug 29, 2007 at 02:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: The Sony BDP300 (or something like that) is a... 199,733 Views / 8,311 Replies  
The Sony BDP300 (or something like that) is a solid, inexpensive BD player, and apparently selling quite well. I would have bought it had the PS3 not dropped its price. Didn't I read somewhere...
Posted by *TL, on Aug 29, 2007 at 01:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: The lowest-priced HD player this time last year,... 199,733 Views / 8,311 Replies  
The lowest-priced HD player this time last year, IIRC, was about $500, and for a player that couldn't even do 1080p to boot. Prices on BD players have been dropping steadily. There's no reason to...
Posted by *TL, on Aug 29, 2007 at 12:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Since fan boys on both sides have been FReeping... 199,733 Views / 8,311 Replies  
Since fan boys on both sides have been FReeping Amazon with coordinated buys in the past, I wouldn't put a lot of stock on what's happening with its sales on any given day.
Posted by *TL, on Aug 29, 2007 at 08:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: PaperNotes, if I can be so bold as to speak on... 199,733 Views / 8,311 Replies  
PaperNotes, if I can be so bold as to speak on behalf of other Blu-ray supporters, we'll no longer be needing your support. Thanks.
Posted by *TL, on Aug 24, 2007 at 03:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: I don't disagree; my point was that WB, through... 199,733 Views / 8,311 Replies  
I don't disagree; my point was that WB, through Warren Lieberfarb, was a (if not the) key driver for getting DVD off the ground. Relationships in business matter, so it seems inappropriate to treat...
Posted by *TL, on Aug 24, 2007 at 01:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: I've always considered WB to be neutral-leaning... 199,733 Views / 8,311 Replies  
I've always considered WB to be neutral-leaning HD. They were originally HD only, but BD convinced them to go neutral. WB has long ties with the DVD forum, but that goes back primarily to Warren...
Posted by *TL, on Aug 24, 2007 at 09:25 AM, in MacNN Lounge
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