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Old 08-24-2007, 10:55 AM   #1
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Default Blu-ray 82% market dominance in Norway!

Just wanted to let people know some cold cool facts for hd blubs from Small but Rich Norway:

In 2007 Blu-ray dominates the Hi-def market by 82% over Hd-dvds 18%. according to

Also the first norwegian (not foreign) release on Hi-def is due this fall for Blu-ray allthough the company (Scanbox) that gave Norways first Dvd issue is more hesitant to choose a winner in Hd-format they've stated the following: (Translated into english by myself)

"But, the extreme quality aware enthusiasts favour Bd, as we percieve it. Bd has greater capacity and offers more opportunities. This is the group(quality enthusiasts) who we are paying attention to."

*Please note: The Hi-def market in norway is small, that it will be quite some time until either hi-def format significantly competes with Sd-Dvd. Also, the first Blu-ray release is nothing significant either. However, Scanbox is a large film distributor in Norway.*

The Hidef market aims at replacing Dvd sales figures over the next 5 years. Norwegians spend approximately 87 million USD on film purchases annually.

The norwegian market stats are useful in indicating the situation in Northern europe. These economies are rich and tend to adopt the latest and best quickly (sometimes ahead of the States) and reject poor products quickly.

Please post stats from other countries. Thank you!

Last edited by Lambchop; 08-25-2007 at 07:44 AM. Reason: correcting wrong information
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Old 08-24-2007, 11:18 AM   #2
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Good to hear
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Old 08-24-2007, 12:10 PM   #3
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Great news to read first thing this morning!!!!
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Old 08-24-2007, 12:13 PM   #4
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Keep up the good work, amigos del norte.
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Old 08-24-2007, 12:47 PM   #5
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Just a little addition. In Norway (at least around where I live) there is now a pretty even distribution of the numbers of titles offered in stores between HD-DVD and Bluray. So availability in itself shouldnt be seen as a factor in why customers are choosing Bluray over HD-DVD. However on the hardware side there might be a big edge to the PS3 as a Bluray player considering the scarcity of HD-DVD players (I havent found one so far when I've been looking around in electronics shops at least).

I'm not sure if those numbers include sales from only Norwegian webshops or also international webshops with orders sent to Norwegian adresses? Would be nice to know how the numbers break down.

I really hope that the regional releases (Scandinavia) will be top quality and not some shitty transfer like I have seen on some SD-DVD releases lately. HD must be perfect, because inferior quality -will- reveal itself on a 55 inch 1080p screen.
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Old 08-24-2007, 12:58 PM   #6
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I'm not drunk, I'm just tired cause I been up all night drinking.

All that and legal nugz and ho's.
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Old 08-24-2007, 04:20 PM   #7
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Even norway is blu.
Norway is blu
UK is blu
USA is blu
Latin America is blu

what else?
It would be nice to know the situation in Japan, and rest of the world.
Indonesia has more blu-movie selection than HD DVD
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Old 08-24-2007, 05:03 PM   #8
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I thought Japan was the blu-est.... No?
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Old 08-24-2007, 05:04 PM   #9
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Around the world sales are 3-1 in favor of blu.
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Old 08-24-2007, 05:41 PM   #10
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Australia is Blu.
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