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More HD DVD Titles Released in Q2 Than Blu-ray


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#1 Boz

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 05:49

Following a dry spell in the first quarter of this year, the HD DVD camp rebounded in Q2 to release more high-def titles than its next-gen rival.

According to industry tipsheet The DVD Release Report, 70 HD DVD titles hit store shelves during the period from April 1 through June 30, compared to 63 Blu-ray titles in the same timeframe.

That's quite a jump for HD DVD, which got trounced in the same metric by Blu-ray over the first three months of the year, releasing only 29 titles (compared to Blu-ray's 69). HD DVD backers have pointed to the format's dearth of new releases in the early part of the year as a primary reason for what quickly became a widening sales lead for Blu-ray.


Source: Hi-Def Digest


#2 Slimy

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 05:55

Finally some good news for HD DVD! Maybe just maybe this will turn into a war again soon, and not a freaking "we support blu-ray" campaign.

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 06:00

ive bought more hd-dvds in the past few months then i did the entire first year :)

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 06:10

Yeah this is true, my collection now has 40+ HD-DVD titles and I have about 10 BD titles. And I'm not hesitant to buy BD titles, it's just that a lot of good stuff has been coming out on HD-DVD.

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 08:16

That makes it even more embarrassing for HD-DVD as Blu-ray is still outselling them 2:1 each week with fewer movies available in that period.

#6 rajputwarrior

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 09:02

go HD! waiting for 300 and faceoff to come out to HD. I still got to get the planet earth documentary on HD

#7 vetL3thal

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 16:32

That makes it even more embarrassing for HD-DVD as Blu-ray is still outselling them 2:1 each week with fewer movies available in that period.

I was just thinking that :|

#8 TDQuiksilver

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 20:24

That makes it even more embarrassing for HD-DVD as Blu-ray is still outselling them 2:1 each week with fewer movies available in that period.


QFT. Without a doubt... I've been slowly, but surely building my Blu-ray collection. :)

#9 cloudstrife13

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 20:30

Well its good that they are getting lots of movies out. I don't know anyone with HD-DVD though. I have a few Blu-Rays

#10 FreqFace

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 13:07

I'm not buying any HD movies of either format until one comes out victorious. I'm not wasting my money on a format that could very well fail.