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U.S. Blu-ray Disc Sales Top 9 Million, 3 Million Already This Year
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March 27, 2008 | by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Strong first-week sales of Oscar-winner ‘No Country for Old Men’ helped propel the high-def DVD format over its latest milestone—are you buying too?
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Posted by Blue Boy  on  04/01  at  01:25 PM

I’m just wondering why an industry insider is referring to Blu-ray as “high-def DVD ”

Posted by Soundzilla  on  04/01  at  02:32 PM

Probably because Blu-ray is a high definition digital video disc format.

Posted by mda3333  on  04/04  at  07:19 AM

Buy the way how to you get 3 million in sales on only 2 - 3 NEW titles a week?  Over 50 a week on DVD.  And no one cares about getting the ten yr old movie on BD.  If this is gonna work they need the good titles.  The last few weeks the best titles have been on DVD

Posted by Joe T.  on  04/07  at  07:24 AM

“And no one cares about getting the ten yr old movie on BD.”

You might not, but plenty of other people do.

Posted by jeff  on  04/07  at  10:21 AM

As to no one caring about 10 yr old movies…...how did BLADE RUNNER do last XMAS?

For many to jump onboard the Blu train, it’s the availablility of catalog titles that will get them. But it’s the new “blockbusters” that sell to the kids right away.

For Blu to REPLACE DVD, it has to have everything - title wise - that the existing format has.

To merely co-exist, Blu can have holes in it’s lineup. But the holes will keep it niche (albeit a possibly big niche)

Posted by Blu Boy  on  04/07  at  12:37 PM

“Posted by Soundzilla on 04/01 at 03:32 PM
Probably because Blu-ray is a high definition digital video disc format. “

Thanks. But thats like calling an HD DVD a Blu Ray because it is a high definition digital video disc format.
Coulda just called them all the same thing and avoid a painful format war.

Posted by jeff  on  04/07  at  12:51 PM

BluBoy,

You are so right. If a unified HD disc format had been the case from the get-go (almost was), we’d likely see much greater adoption @ this point.

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