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Chris Keall
24-04-2007, 02:18 PM
At least for the first quarter of this year. Blu-Ray vs HD-DVD here (http://blogs.pcworld.co.nz/pcworld/products/2007/04/bluray_stomps_hddvd.html).

bob_doe_nz
24-04-2007, 03:47 PM
Does this reflect actual sales? Or sales AS WELL as those redeemed through vouchers.

kenj
24-04-2007, 04:02 PM
Interesting... I was in Australia during March and talked to a salesman in Hardly Normals. He told me that company policy was to not stock HD-DVD. All the way with Blu-Ray. They think they are backing the future winner he said.

Don't particularly care which one wins! As long as the price of players and writers starts to drop soon.

Ken

Agent_24
24-04-2007, 05:31 PM
we still have both DVD+R/W and DVD-R/W .... but HD-DVD gets my vote because it's region-free from the start

Chilling_Silence
25-04-2007, 02:10 AM
I vote HD-DVD also. Plan on getting one of the USB Xbox 360 drives shortly :)

R2x1
25-04-2007, 11:12 AM
MS appears to favour HD-DVD, so obviously logic demands I go the other way. ;)

Erayd
25-04-2007, 11:23 AM
MS appears to favour HD-DVD, so obviously logic demands I go the other way. ;)But Sony favours BluRay - so obviously logic demands that you spurn both :rolleyes:

pcuser42
25-04-2007, 11:56 AM
And Sony will rootkit its Bluray discs, and MS will put on annoying and easily cracked DRM. :D

Greven
25-04-2007, 03:40 PM
Considering that most people in NZ don't have a TV capable of displaying anything better than DVD quality, I don't think high def will be a big thing here - it will just gradually creep in over a number of years.

Agent_24
25-04-2007, 03:47 PM
And Sony will rootkit its Bluray discs, and MS will put on annoying and easily cracked DRM. :D

:lol:

beeswax34
25-04-2007, 03:51 PM
Its weird how on Engadget they always have Blu-Ray winning the fight with it reporting yesterday that during January, Blu-Ray outsold HD-DVD by eight-to-one. Its far too early to even declare a winner. I do prefer HD-DVD simply because MS supports it.

R2x1
25-04-2007, 06:58 PM
But Sony favours BluRay - so obviously logic demands that you spurn both :rolleyes:
A plague on both their houses !



Actually, I missed out on Sony's rootkits by the ingenious trick of not buying any of their disks.

Unlike another bunch of blithering posers and vultures, Sony's products have always worked well for me.

I will never say a word against Micro Soft - 20 or 30 is the absolute minimum. :badpc::badpc::badpc::badpc:

beeswax34
25-04-2007, 07:06 PM
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I will never say a word against Micro Soft - 20 or 30 is the absolute minimum. :badpc::badpc:

Lol:lol: :lol: :lol: