Panasonic says Blu-ray will overtake HD DVD by 2008
- Posted October 3rd, 2007 at 03:47 EDT by
- 16 Comments
During Ceatec, a large tech trade show, Kazuhiro Tsuga of Matsushita Electic has expressed his faith in the Blu-ray format, claiming that by the end of this year or the first quarter of 2008, BD will stake its dominance over HD DVD.
Matsushita Electric owns Panasonic, one of the leading companies that back Blu-ray technology. Tsuga is the executive officer in charge of networking and home electronics for the company.
Tsuga claims that BD will be running some amazing promotions this holiday seasons, accompanied by price cuts. He also stated that Paramount's recent defection to HD DVD was a timed ordeal that only happened due to large amounts of money handed to them.
These are some big predictions, so, as always, check back for more details on the next gen video format war.
- 11:07pm EDT - October 2nd, 2007
1st Post!! But seriously, this retarded format war needs to end, I saw transformers for the first time last week off a bootleg, and I really need to see that thing again in HD..
and also, im all for Sony and Blu-ray, but for some reason i doubt this "war" will be ending by the end of the year, we still have probably another several months till HD-DVD is dead.. But hopefully after the holiday season or whenever, universals contract with M$ is up, the war will finally end..
- 11:28pm EDT - October 2nd, 2007
The 1st Poster is an idiot. The article is about Panasonic not Sony. So why you start a sentence with "im all for Sony and Blu-ray" is really stupid.
I'm glad that finally another member of the BDA speaks out to promote Blu-ray.
- 11:46pm EDT - October 2nd, 2007
we all know that blu-ray will win by a mile just all the support for blu-ray is huge so i think that bluray will win
- 3:13am EDT - October 3rd, 2007
psn id: gingo... everyone and their granny knows blu ray has won and microsoft should jsut realise they are defeated
- 3:13am EDT - October 3rd, 2007
you are gonna regret paramount >.>
- 3:30am EDT - October 3rd, 2007
Yes, we are going to take over in 2008.
- 4:37am EDT - October 3rd, 2007
Venturer SHD7000 a 3rd Gen HD-DVD with network port and the whole shebang will be selling for $149 at Target over the Christmas season... Maybe there will be a 7 x free HD-DVD movies...Maybe something from Paramount...maybe.
And from Toshiba - $150 million buys them a heck of a lot of movies to bundle with their $249 and $299 sets. Maybe a few more than 7 maybe the full dozen...maybe.
Sounds good doesnt it? But you know what...I'm still buying neither. Zip. No HD-DVD no Bluray No "HD" movies what so ever. I might buy a few more DVD's to add to my collection. I like upscaled DVD the quality is good and DVD's nice and cheap. I might download some TV shows I missed... oh so many choices!
So who's making money out of "HD/Bluray" do you think - I'd say no one. Who do you think can afford to loose money all through next year? Some companies like Microsoft can cover 1.5 billion dollars in costs and at the same time still report record profits of just under $5 billion for their last quarter... $5 Billion dollars in three months... holy cow! The company is stating a full year target of $22 Billion - So yep they could do it. In the space of just six weeks Microsoft can earn as much as Sony hopes to make for its full year period to March 2008... Hopes to make....including booked gains from asset sales. What do you think is going to happen?
This dumb "HD" war is crazy and its going to hurt us.
- 4:59am EDT - October 3rd, 2007
Even if Blu Ray does not win in Hollywood it will win in my home... It is just a better game format allows for bigger games.... We might not get all the same games that xbox has which is not a bad thing but the PS3 can handle any of the 360 games. Soon you will see games on PS3 exclussively not just because of contracts but just because they can not be ported over due to the size of the game it self..
- 5:01am EDT - October 3rd, 2007
blu-ray will sink HD DVD
- 6:50am EDT - October 3rd, 2007
Yeah by "JANUARY 2008"
- 6:51am EDT - October 3rd, 2007
I will believe it when I see it.
- 8:53am EDT - October 3rd, 2007
^^ Going with this guys suggestion. It ain't over til its over and Blu-ray dominates HD-DVD and take over DVD sales as well. Then you have one format fully supported.
- 5:09pm EDT - October 3rd, 2007
Wow, joey, you really ARE an idiot. You should just shut your mouth and avoid future embarassment. You sound like stupid is dribbling from your mouth with every passing word. Show some maturity.
Anyway, with that out of the way, companies are going to continue until the war ends. And the only ones that can make accurate predictions are unbiased parties. Even with that, I thought Blu-ray was already dominating HD-DVD in sales and had been for quite some time.
- 4:14am EDT - October 4th, 2007
Don't know why some people are so surprised, I knew Blu-Ray was going to wipe it's rear end w/ HD-DVD, back in late '05, common sense and knowledge. Blu-Ray is going to push PS3 sale's even more, this holiday season. I also think Paramount made a very bad deal, it;s going to cost them, BIG!! I was looking so forward to Transformers on BD, stupid fools,(paramount)!! Shows what money can do to a greedy company.
- 3:12pm EDT - October 4th, 2007
I think it will probably have most of the market share in 08 .. but maybe not
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