Dell showed this week that it still believes in Blu-ray, but consumers say otherwise..
“Blu-ray optical drive technology has gained broad industry support and we believe it will become the optical drive standard of the future,” said. Alex Gruzen, senior vice president, Dell Product Group. The Blu-ray disc format is fighting against HD DVD format to replace DVD in future.
Meanwhile, monitoring of consumer discussions by Cymfony research firm reveal that more people are impressed by HD DVD rather than by Blu-ray and there are just a few discussions of Blu-ray advantages over HD DVD in the forums over the Internet.
Cymfony conducted an independent study of discussion about new high definition video formats and players. Between October 1, 2006 and November 23, 2006, the research firm aggregated 17 664 posts from blogs, discussion boards and other social media sites. Discussion was evenly divided between HD DVD (50% of posts) and Blu-ray (45%), while the individual products using these platforms were rarely discussed (5% of posts). Early adopter sources drove the majority of conversations.