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Old 25th December 2007, 22:38   #1
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A clear leader in the battle to be the top next-generation optical disc format could emerge next year as player prices plummet and take of the cost of entry out of the equation, market watcher Understanding & Solutions (U&S) has claimed.

http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2007/12...dvd_price_war/
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Old 25th December 2007, 22:40   #2
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As someone who is patiently waiting for the battle between the two formats to end - which may not happen for years - others believe 2008 will be a crucial year for both formats. I can't wait to head to CES and see what kind of new technologies we can wait for.

Even though the price of HD DVD or Blu-ray players has dropped considerably here in the United States, I don't like how some movies are being released on one format and not the other.
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Old 26th December 2007, 05:08   #3
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double format players will be thé solution
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Old 26th December 2007, 05:31   #4
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double format players will be thé solution
So you hope...

I'm not fully convinced that 2008 will be the year that finally determines the winner, but I at least hope it will be a bit more obvious.
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I don't think dual format will become a viable solution soon enough to actually be the solution. Dual-format players cost more than Blu-ray and HD-DVD players combined and then some, and it seems a safe to say their pricing is not going to change much. Cheaper to just buy both players!

While I think price is the biggest issue, it doesn't help that dual format players don't come with the freebies/free movies, and some of the the dual format players that cost $999+ don't include all the Blu-ray or HD-DVD player functionality the single format players offer.
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