Qiming Lu

A survey from http://www.dvdtown.com/announcement/hddvdsurveybyipsos/3665/

1. In response to the question ¡°Which statement best describes how likely you would be to buy an HD DVD player,¡± respondents were over seven times more likely to buy an HD DVD player vs. a Blu-Ray player when all studios support both formats.

a. 57% would definitely or probably buy an HD DVD player vs. 8% for Blu-Ray.

b. 25% would definitely buy HD DVD vs. 2% for Blu-Ray.


2. Purchase interest in HD DVD remains three times higher than Blu-Ray -- even without HD DVD studio support from Disney and Fox.

a. 56% of respondents would definitely or probably buy an HD DVD player vs. 18% for Blu-Ray.

b. 20% would definitely buy HD DVD vs. 6% for Blu-Ray.


3. The main reason consumers prefer HD DVD over Blu-Ray is its superior value.

a. In response to the question, ¡°Which statement best describes how you feel about the value of an HD DVD player,¡± nearly 57% of respondents indicated that HD DVD was a ¡°very good¡± or ¡°fairly good¡± value vs. 14% for Blu-Ray.

b. Conversely, 68% indicated that Blu-Ray was a ¡°somewhat poor¡± or ¡°very poor¡± value vs. 19% for HD DVD.

4. In the 4th quarter 2006, the quantity of titles in the HD DVD format is assumed to be two times more than Blu-Ray (200+ for HD DVD vs. approximately 100 for Blu-Ray).



Re: HD DVD Interactivity Authoring An interesting survey: HD-DVD vs. Blu-Ray

Qiming Lu

Blu-ray versus HD DVD: First Head-to-Head Comparisons

http://www.highdefdigest.com/feature_blurayvshddvd_firstcomparison.html





Re: HD DVD Interactivity Authoring An interesting survey: HD-DVD vs. Blu-Ray

thephrogg

this survey was commissioned by Toshiba




Re: HD DVD Interactivity Authoring An interesting survey: HD-DVD vs. Blu-Ray

wmerydith

What HD-DVD has going most for it is the name and speed to market.

I'm serious, I think the name is going to speak to the average consumer much more than Blue Ray does. Studios will follow the paying customer.





Re: HD DVD Interactivity Authoring An interesting survey: HD-DVD vs. Blu-Ray

possmann

Sony has created another BetaMax product - apparently they don't learn from history and therefore are now doomed to repeat their mistakes of 30 years ago.

Nice Job guys...





Re: HD DVD Interactivity Authoring An interesting survey: HD-DVD vs. Blu-Ray

NeederOfVBHelp

excuse me for my ignorance, but does the HD-DVD format also use a Blue-Laser to read the disk



Re: HD DVD Interactivity Authoring An interesting survey: HD-DVD vs. Blu-Ray

Peter Torr - MSFT

Yes, it uses a blue-violet diode, like Blu-ray.




Re: HD DVD Interactivity Authoring An interesting survey: HD-DVD vs. Blu-Ray

Gnasher155

So does this mean anything like microsoft are dumping the blu-ray idea because of the polls or is the blu-ray idea for microsoft products still open



Re: HD DVD Interactivity Authoring An interesting survey: HD-DVD vs. Blu-Ray

smash888

AT LAST MY SOFTWare IN READY

Blue-Ray and HD-DVD software is here

ONLY FOR WNDOWS VISTA BETA 2

i think blue ray disk will beat HD-DVD disk Why blue ray disk can hold up to 60 gig on the one disk other then HD-DVD disk can only hold up to 22gig






Re: HD DVD Interactivity Authoring An interesting survey: HD-DVD vs. Blu-Ray

Gerrit L

In theory the capacity of Blu-ray is bigger than HD-DVD, in real life...not
The big problem with Blu-ray are the dual layer discs that aren't working properly
and the only place where you can replicate them is Sony Japan (so try to book a slot there ...)
So today HD-DVD has more capacity than BD.
And that is just one thing, Blu-ray fails in about every way ...
Have you already seen a forum like this on the Blu-ray side I don't think we have to underestimate the influence
of the people who have to make these discs... Authoring HD-DVD is more developer friendly for current
SD DVD authors and authoring Blu-ray discs with Java simply means more time and budget (a few terms clients DO understand)
and maybe hiring a Java programmer. Replicating HD DVD's is also more simpler than BD.
And there aren't even decent working tools yet to author BD-J (the Advanced Content version of Blu-Ray)
Okay, on paper, Blu-ray promises a bit more but once everyone has tried to push the specifications to the limit
in the beginning and the HD dust settles, we'll be looking at a user friendly classic disc lay-out like we do today with standard DVDs,
using about 70% or so of the interactive capacity.

HD-DVD equipment is also half the price of BD and the European launch
of the PlayStation 3 (knighted as the big promotor of Blu-Ray) has been delayed from november 2006 to March 2007 (missing the
Christmas sales, ouch) with 500.000 units instead of 2 million like it was intended. And I won't be the first to buy a device that has already
got a history of technical problems...
I think HD-DVD is already a few miles ahead and I'm not the only one...

Here's what Ben Waggoner from Microsoft wrote (17 Aug 2006) at http://dvdlist.tully.com/ (log in required) and I totally agree :

"I think you're really underestimating our pessimism about BD as
a physical format. Honestly, in my opinion, and the opinions of those
who know much more about it than I do, the physical format is simply
bad. It was a reach-for-the-stars engineering effort, which
simultaneously bets on so many hard things going right at the same
time... Whatever one might think Blu-ray's advantages are, they certainly AREN'T in the real-world
arena of replicating discs. Microsoft's (healthy validated, at this
point) doubt about the practicality of BD replication was a big
motivator in our decision to support HD DVD (not that I was at Microsoft
then).

There were three things that folks were really betting on for
Blu-ray to win the whole game in 2006.

1. More titles due to more studio support.
2. Better discs due to greater capacity
3. More players due to PS3

And today

1. More titles released for HD DVD, and more titles on the release
schedule. The BD "exclusive" studios haven't done anything yet. And
only Sony has a vested interest in who wins.

2. HD DVD discs are getting stellar reviews, while BD discs are
getting slammed. HD DVD wins today on capacity, video codec, audio
codecs, and interactivity. BD discs are struggling to match the DVHS
experience. All known BD-50 titles have been pulled from the release
schedule.

3. Even though BD has launched much more recently, the Toshiba
player is outselling the Samsung by a healthy margin of units. PS3 has
already been delayed for 6 months this year, and had a lot of promised
features dropped. Xbox 360 will have a HD DVD player option available
this year as well. I personally expect there to be more Xbox 360 owners
playing HD DVDs than PS3 owners playing BD on Christmas Day this year.

Sure, on paper BD looks great. But we want something that looks
good on a shiny disc, and BD has manifestly failed to prove they can
deliver this."





Re: HD DVD Interactivity Authoring An interesting survey: HD-DVD vs. Blu-Ray

Cinram

You are wrong Blue Ray will hold 25 gig per layer

and can hold a total of 100gig on two sides

HD can hold 15 gig per layer and a total of 60gig on two sides

We have the only Blue Ray Mold Bond Machine in the world....

I am an Engineer with Cinram MFG. the largest media Manufacturer in the world.

Blue Ray is better but HD is cheaper to Manufacturer.





Re: HD DVD Interactivity Authoring An interesting survey: HD-DVD vs. Blu-Ray

Serge Vic

Cinram wrote:

Blue Ray is better but HD is cheaper to Manufacturer.



Information from
David Vaughn
DVD Editor
Home Theater Spot
Contributing Writer
Ultimate AV

Yields at the Sony plants are around 40% for BD50s. At non-Sony plants, they are around 10%!







Re: HD DVD Interactivity Authoring An interesting survey: HD-DVD vs. Blu-Ray

Golgot13

Yes and not:
Yes because all replicator use first generation machine (BD replication machine are not from Sony,
Glass Mastering machine used by Sony are not from Sony only ... )

Not, because Singulus, Oerlikon,... announced at last MediaTech machine
available at Q3 Q4 2007 developped with Sony. Sure this plants will be better.
And like DVD in 1997 - 1998, the plants will increase.


BluRay is new disc technology, to my mind inorganic dye used on BD-R and BD-RE is only the true avantage ( "better") of BD
(with capacity and Java too but it's too much today...)







Re: HD DVD Interactivity Authoring An interesting survey: HD-DVD vs. Blu-Ray

JasonG

We have replicated 5 HD-DVD titles to retail now on HD-DVD Single Layer. I have been fielding at least 10-15 phone calls per week from potential clients. Business is really picking up. My clients get an HD-DVD authored and replicated for almost the same price as SD-DVD. You can't compete with that on the BD side. The manufacturing costs of BD combined with arbitrary "hoops" that you have to go thru with BD are completely not what this town is into. This town likes things that are marketable, cost effective, and easily understood.

Delivered Today : Latest 2008 Burton\Transworld Snowboarding Video 1080p 32mins.

Much thanks to the Microsoft HD-DVD teams.





Re: HD DVD Interactivity Authoring An interesting survey: HD-DVD vs. Blu-Ray

Golgot13

Hi,

but any quantity by HDDVD title...

When I see the sold title of BD/HDDVD, I don't know where the market will go.
BD title have the better sale but HDDVD hardware is most cheaper ....


No thank at all (Sony, Philips, Toshiba, MS,...)