Blu-ray number one according to those given flawed information

July 15, 2005

blu-rayThis is really silly, I mean everyone knows focus group polls are flawed as the questions are often skewed to generate a predetermined response. According to this poll conducted by Penn, Schoen and Berland Associates, the Blu-ray format was favored by anonymous pollsters 4 to 1. Hmm wonder why? Could it be that they were told Blu-ray “has more support from the major studios”? Which isn’t true by any stretch of the imagination, you see “buying” a large studio doesn’t actually count as studio support persay, sure it means those titles will come out on your format, but what else would you expect?

Here’s another little tidbit I bet those anonymous faces weren’t told, HD-DVD has announced over 50 titles that will be ready for launch, care to take a guess how many Blu-ray titles have been announced and confirmed for its launch? Zero. Sure some titles are naturals for release aka anything from Sony/MGM but none have been officially announced as of this writing.

Now I’m not arguing Blu-rays’s merits or lack thereof, I just don’t put a lot of weight into a press release touting how wonderful Blu-ray is, which contains a link to Bluraydisc.com while conspicuously omitting one to the HD DVD Promotion Group.



Posted by Bryan Greenway | | Filed Under Blu-ray


Comments

  • B.Greenway
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  • tim

    i read somewhere that HD DVD players aren’t backward compatible, while Blu-ray players are. If this is true, then all my bets are on Blu-ray.

  • tim

    i read somewhere that HD DVD players aren’t backward compatible, while Blu-ray players are. If this is true, then all my bets are on Blu-ray.

  • Jimmy

    While Blu-Ray is definutly the better of the two formats I agree that the information in this survey is biased and flawed. If it had been done by a nuetral organization I would be more excited. Still I hope the public does support Blu-Ray since it is definutly better.

  • Jimmy

    While Blu-Ray is definutly the better of the two formats I agree that the information in this survey is biased and flawed. If it had been done by a nuetral organization I would be more excited. Still I hope the public does support Blu-Ray since it is definutly better.

  • Frankensaucer

    Don’t foget about the PS3 – (Sony).
    It will only play Blu-Ray.
    That’s gonna hurt HD-DVD!

  • Frankensaucer

    Don’t foget about the PS3 – (Sony).
    It will only play Blu-Ray.
    That’s gonna hurt HD-DVD!

  • B.Greenway

    For the purposes of the poll I feel it was misleading. As a matter of fact the way it was described to me they were out-right lied to. Blu-ray does not have “more” studio support.

    Just like I said, when a studio is bought by a company with a CE disc format would you expect them to use anything else? But a studio choosing a format based solely on it merits says more to me. The fact is they both have studio support, so the “as long as the support is there” statement would go for both sides.

  • B.Greenway

    For the purposes of the poll I feel it was misleading. As a matter of fact the way it was described to me they were out-right lied to. Blu-ray does not have “more” studio support.

    Just like I said, when a studio is bought by a company with a CE disc format would you expect them to use anything else? But a studio choosing a format based solely on it merits says more to me. The fact is they both have studio support, so the “as long as the support is there” statement would go for both sides.

  • Henning Hoffmann

    If you buy a major studio, you buy their support. Why doesn’t that count? It doesn’t matter how that support was obtained, the fact is that the support is there. That’s the important part.

  • Henning Hoffmann

    If you buy a major studio, you buy their support. Why doesn’t that count? It doesn’t matter how that support was obtained, the fact is that the support is there. That’s the important part.

  • erik

    I think Blu-Ray will win. Look how hard Sony is pushing UMD. Sony could push Blu-Ray by themselves. Besides, think how soon it has been since DVD players have been common in the mojority of homes; having to shell out a bunch more for a HD-DVD seems like a minor imporvement. BLu-Ray acctually sounds like its worth the money. Things like that matter in public perception. And what I think is #1-Blu-Ray holds more data, Sony got burned on this last time, they aren’t making that mistake again.

  • erik

    I think Blu-Ray will win. Look how hard Sony is pushing UMD. Sony could push Blu-Ray by themselves. Besides, think how soon it has been since DVD players have been common in the mojority of homes; having to shell out a bunch more for a HD-DVD seems like a minor imporvement. BLu-Ray acctually sounds like its worth the money. Things like that matter in public perception. And what I think is #1-Blu-Ray holds more data, Sony got burned on this last time, they aren’t making that mistake again.