Posted February 24 2007 - 07:27 AM
| Originally Posted by BrettB |
Can we at least let them know that some of us have no interest in their THD. Product specific details for a THD flipper I'm not buying doesn't do me a whole lot of good and I would think they might be interested what the forum thinks about this Frankenstein they've created.
These HiDef Mutant Discs are great for sharing between friends using different formats.
Blu-ray friend buys title and watches it. Loans it to HD DVD friend who watches it (no sale for WB). Stick it on eBay - it has no collectable value after all - to sell on (no sale for WB) and so on.
That's an example where THD is actually useful. But it costs WB several potential sales - perhaps that's what they had in mind when they said it was consumer friendly?
When I buy, for example, a Blu-ray title from WB will the HD DVD version glued to the other side be free (I have zero interest in owning it)? To be honest I don't even want to have it given to me. How will the HD DVD only fans feel about buying Blu-ray? How will the sales figures be decided. Presumably it has to be 50:50 but didn't the departed on Blu-ray just outsell the HD DVD version on Amazon by 3:1? So THD cheats the dominating format out of legitimate sales by handing exactly the same number to the minority format.
Completely and utterly ludicrous.
Anyway, here's a banana playing the drums
- that's about as likely as THD actually being launched!