November 20th, 2006

Ratatouille: Whaa?

Lunchtime Poll: The Format War

Having read a number of articles recently on HD-DVD, Blu-Ray, and the PS3, I present:

Poll #871982 The Format War Poll

I, personally, plan to...

Buy a PS3/Blu-Ray player
3(5.3%)
Buy an HD-DVD player/Xbox360 add-on
2(3.5%)
Wait until one format gets popular & cheap
13(22.8%)
Buy both, in one form or another
1(1.8%)
Stick with DVD for the foreseeable future
32(56.1%)
Continue to not watch a lot of movies and thus be unaffected by this
6(10.5%)

In terms of the general public, I expect...

HD-DVD to win due to technical superiority and financial backing
6(10.2%)
Blu-Ray to win due to technical superiority and financial backing
0(0.0%)
Blu-Ray to win, in part due to the PS3 jump-starting the market
4(6.8%)
Neither to win in the short term, as buyers will be leery of a format war
12(20.3%)
Both to win in the short term, as combo players become available
5(8.5%)
Neither to supplant DVD, as most consumers are satisfied with it
12(20.3%)
Electronic formats will dominate as soon as Apple gets their iTV figured out
6(10.2%)
The point to be moot, as invading space weasels will steal all of our shiny discs
14(23.7%)