Originally Posted by kangol
If 92.53% vs 7.47% isn't conclusive, I'm unsure as to what percentage would be.
One thing is for sure, I would hate to be either Universal or Paramount in the 7.47%.
First of all, those statistics are for a 2 week period. Secondly, the year to date market share of Blu-Ray players is 70%. HD DVD holds a share much greater than that 7% statistic on your little pie graph. A short term study like that doesn't mean anything substantive, it's the stats from here to May that matter.
You should look at the 2 week sales stats over Christmas. HD DVD sales were off the charts because in some places they were being sold for $100 retail.
Warner Bros. is going to continue producing HD DVD titles until May. If you have been following the format wars you can see just how fluid this situation is. Things change from month to month and week to week. 6 weeks ago Warner Bros. claimed they still supported HD DVD and there were no plans to completely abrogate their support. Then a few weeks later, we got the "official" word and there is now a time line to stop producing HD DVD titles.
There have been a significant amount of HD DVD players purchased by consumers. The titles are also cheaper as well. That still holds a lot of market appeal. Even if they lose, you still have tons of HD DVD titles available and you have an excellent up converting DVD player for standard DVDs. It's not that big of a deal either way. To me it's absurd to want or have to pay significantly more money for something that essentially does the same thing for the avg. consumer. That's why I'm a HD DVD supporter.
Oh well, we'll see how it goes. Until Toshiba decides to throw in the towel then the format war continues, regardless of your pie graph or opinion.