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Ok...

My predictions are:

1 I predict...that Warner would choose a format. (BD hopefully)

2 There will not be a problem playing profile 1.1 BDs on profile 1.0 compatible BD players

3 the price of HDM discs will drop (for older titles)

4 We would see introduction of more foreign movies moving into BD and HD-dvd

5 BD will have a great advantage over HD-dvd though not enough to kill it.

6 As hdtvs become cheaper the prices of PS3 will begin to drop.

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Wow you must of really used your crystal ball for those predictions. Who would of thought any of those would happen!

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6 As hdtvs become cheaper the prices of PS3 will begin to drop.

How are these two linked?

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I predict that HD will be better quality than SD, most Australians still won't understand it, penetration rates will still be low, fan bois will still be arguing whose getting the most crumbs, I will enjoy movies in High Definition no matter what occurs :P

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How are these two linked?

well the cheaper hdtvs become...the more markatable ps3 as a hi def player and game console would become.

again only predictions...not facts.. ;)

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well the cheaper hdtvs become...the more markatable ps3 as a hi def player and game console would become.

again only predictions...not facts.. ;)

except many people don't want games machines, so if you are counting on PS3 to be the golden goose I think you will be disappointed

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except many people don't want games machines, so if you are counting on PS3 to be the golden goose I think you will be disappointed

am sure gamers will always be around..

i wasnt one my self...but the ps3 offered the best of both worlds...

a great game machine + a great BD player...no one really disputes that.

u can just see the increase in demand for ps3..

so cant see why this trend wont continue in the future?!

gosh no one is willing to put a prediction yet?! :wacko:

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I predict:

HD players of both formats will fall to under $500AUD by the end of 08.

HD Media will remain at current 07 prices.

HD DVD releases will continue at the same slow pace they have so far.

BD releases in OZ will gather momentum.

Another major format neutral US studio will go exclusive.

FOX will continue with their stupid region coding on catalogue titles.

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I predict this thread will be as stupid in 2008 as it is now.

+1 :wacko:

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I predict this thread will be as stupid in 2008 as it is now.

gosh some ppl dont allow for fun :(

predicting is fun....there are no strings attached..sure some predictions will be off..way off..but who knows...thats what makes it fun!

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gosh some ppl dont allow for fun :(

predicting is fun....there are no strings attached..sure some predictions will be off..way off..but who knows...thats what makes it fun!

Maybe when you're willing to predict something more than the equivalent of "night will follow day" which seems to be about the extent of it so far it'd get fun.

FWIW I predict that, next year, people will voice opinions before thinking and won't need evidence to reach those opinions.

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gosh some ppl dont allow for fun :(

predicting is fun....there are no strings attached..sure some predictions will be off..way off..but who knows...thats what makes it fun!

But its not like you have gone out on any limb, and really people will just express the same sentiments they do in all the threads on HD DVD v Blu-Ray, it won't raise any suprises from anyone I don't think.

Now if you forecast Carlton to win the AFL, Souths to win the NRL and Wellington to win the A-League, that would be a suprise worth having a laugh over. :D

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gosh no one is willing to put a prediction yet?! :wacko:

Prediction 08 for HD:

1 - Retail sales of HD Media in Australia

- Blu-ray and HD discs will remain a niche product.

Stores like JB HiFi will continue to have a few B1G1F sales however sales will still remain low.

Stores like Target, BigW and Kmart will remove HDDVD and Blu-ray discs from their stores due to lack of sales and interest.

EzyDVD B&M stores will remove HDDVD and Blu-ray stock from their shelves due to lack of sales - future sales will be via online store.

Distributors will try to push out product - but will find market reluctant to take on increases in shelf space with ongoing SD-DVDs dominance.

2 - HD players in Australia

- HD-DVD and Blu-ray players to reduce in price to around $500. PS3 to remain above $600

PS3 still viewed as a gaming machine - no change in any price of the PS3 - apart from an increase in Blu-ray titles offer - say from 3 to 5.

Slow rise in players.

NO $99 specials on players in either format.

Where's the cheap PC drives ?? Wheres the blank media ??

3 - Local Distributors

- No local distributor feels confident to take on HDMedia

Roadshow does not make a move into the HD market - note holds dist licence for The Matrix series and Lord of the Rings. Difficult for them to enter market when existing stock of these series are retailing low on SD-DVD

Other smaller distributors such as Madman / Umbrella / Magna / Dendy still sitting it out.

EDIT - and Sharks in '08 !!

Edited by tonyjg

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Maybe when you're willing to predict something more than the equivalent of "night will follow day" which seems to be about the extent of it so far it'd get fun.

FWIW I predict that, next year, people will voice opinions before thinking and won't need evidence to reach those opinions.

so ur saying that base on my first prediction...

Warner would go exlusive to BD?! u are agreeing this will happen then!

cool...

also they were my predictions..this thread was not bout talking bout MY predictions..

but bout WHAT U guys though...not on me!

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