Price Reduction Continues on High-Def Players

Posted by Dave Cowl on December 21, 2007 
Filed Under: Blu-ray, Format War, HD DVD, Studios

sony.thumbnail.jpgA report on Home Media Magazine notes that the price continues to fall for HD Disc players.

The article notes that we should see sub-$300 across the board next year, and predicts less than $100 by 2011, based on a report from the research firm Understanding & Solutions.

The same report apparently notes that software market share is due to studio support and that the move by Viacom to go HD DVD exclusive has ‘failed to turn the market’.

They also hint at ‘format clarity in 2008′. Predicting ‘format clarity’ seems to be the in thing.

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3 Responses to “Price Reduction Continues on High-Def Players”

  1. C on December 22nd, 2007 8:21 am

    A bit unrelated, but I just saw this on Video Business…I’m kind of surprised to see Potter HD outpacing the BD version.

  2. Dave Cowl on December 22nd, 2007 7:25 pm

    Well, if you believe that Spiderman 3 only sold 30k in the first week, I guess the rest of the claims by Universal are equally credible… Personally I will wait for the Home Media Magazine report on the Videoscan numbers to see how the Potters compared.

  3. Dave Cowl on December 31st, 2007 1:03 am

    An interesting follow up. The article was wrong and has been corrected. The reporter took responsibility. Personally I think she was fed bad information… still she should have made sure it was correct. As expected, Potter sold better on BD than HD DVD according to Videoscan.

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