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UK electrical retailers believe HD DVD will beat Blu-ray

June 1st, 2007 · 3 Comments

Leading UK electrical retailers believe that will become the dominant of the two rival HD formats. The result will come as a shock to the camp which has been telling anyone that will listen that the format war is already a done deal in their favour. The online survey was conducted by trade magazine ERT Weekly. When asked who would win the format war, over 60 per cent backed the Toshiba-led system. The news comes after a similar survey of 425 UK shop staff, conducted by field marketing agency Gekko, also concluded that HD DVD was the most likely victor in the HD disc squabble.

Tags: HD DVD and Blu-ray · High definition TV · Trade

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  • 1 visionrider // Jun 1, 2007 at 12:45 pm

    I think it could be case I have just been to my local games shop Gamestation and the HD DVD addon for Xbox 360 is now only 99.99 pounds. There are lots of Xbox 360 owners out there and it give people chance to get on HD DVD bandwagon on cheap.

  • 2 Martin // Jun 1, 2007 at 6:15 pm

    From my observations here in Sheffield stores, Blu-ray has the lions share of retail space. HD DVD does not seem to be pushed anywhere nearly as hard as Blu-ray. I am one of those people who are sitting this one out. A real shame they had to go down this road again, when will manufacturers learn. The one good thing is the reduced size of the packaging. I hate all the over blown boxes and fancy packaging – keep it simple. Rant over.

  • 3 Vincent // Jun 3, 2007 at 3:27 am

    @Martin: that’s probably because there are indeed more film releases on Blu-ray compared to HD DVD.

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