The Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) has announced that Acer has joined the Blu-ray disc association. Acer is a computer manufacturer who recently announced plans to purchase US-based PC manufacturer Gateway. Acer plans to add Blu-ray players and burners to their line of desktop and laptop PCs.
huge. a rising laptop company just went neutral. they are now in the top 5 of best selling laptops in the nation. bda just gained even more support. i think i know why there was a desperate bid at Paramount, this news has been huge today.
so isn't tosh the only hd dvd exclusive laptop maker now???? and very, very few manufactures make hd dvd players, and only 3 hollywood studios put movies on hd dvd, so how is this format healthy and coming back????
monkeyman, they won't, thats why they had to offer the big bucks to paramount (not even that great of an hd studio) just to stay in the game past xmas. this war would have been over otherwise. it still will be just a little later and at a steep price for toshiba/ms. no cheap chinese player or transformers in hd dvd is going to save it.
This might be the biggest news out of IFA so far!!! Seriously!!! ACER , soon to aquire Gateway, lets not forget ACER is the budget laptop/Pc market king! sO i smel an Acer laptop with BD player for $999 or less? WOW I am sooooo happy today, its like I won a lottery or something...my 50 Bluray movies collection will continue to grow, targeting 75+ bluray movies by year end!!!
stockstar <---did you even look at Paramount's old BD list? Here is a link...Out of maybe 25-30 movies, I cant bring myself to buy anything from their studio other than Payback, and MAYBE the Italian Job...I have almost 50 BD movies now, and NONE of them are Paramount, and I wont buy the BD left overs, let them sit on the shelves and collect dust with the HDDVD reelases!
Here is the very short and unattractive list of BD releases from Crapamount!
Wow, I think so far this could potentially be the biggest announcement so far since Acer so going to be buying up Gateway and will be making it the 3rd biggest PC manufacturer in the US behind HP and Dell. This deal could put alot of Blu-Ray drives out to the PC market and increase Blu-Ray sales and hopefully also drive Blu-Ray drive, & media prices down. Take that Toshiba with your janky @$$ HD-DUD drives you want to use in your laptops next year!
I think this is pretty important considering the own or will own gateway. It mean more players, more sales and more movies. While the gateway market isn't huge it will offer what dell has been offering and be competetive
a low cost respectable computer with blu-ray, now were talkin. exposure is greater and more consumers will want to find out about their machines capablities and as the bulk of consumers are still on the side lines this may get some more to swing our way in the movie world