Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
New Amazon Fire HD 10: 1080p Full HD Display, Faster Performance, for $150
CyberLink Introduces 360 Video Editing Tools with PowerDirector 16 and Director Suite 6
Pioneer Introduces New CDJ-2000NXS2-W and DJM-900NXS2-W
AUO Presents 85-inch 8K4K Bezel-less TV Display
South Korean Government Wants to Stop Technology "Leaks" to China
Fujitsu Develops Wearable, Hands-Free Speech Translation Device
Dell Sees Solid Growth in Worldwide PC Monitor Market
Intel Showcases 10 nm Updates, a new aspect for Moore's Law, FPGA Progress and 64-Layer 3D NAND for Data Center
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > Optical Storage > Tepid I...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, May 04, 2006
Tepid Interest Seen for Next-generation DVDs in 2006


A survey of high-volume DVD users by online DVD trading company Peerflix Inc. on Wednesday showed that about one in five may buy high-definition DVD players or discs in 2006.

Daniele Levy, Peerflix's vice president of marketing, said the results showed that significant adoption by hard-core users was at least a year off.

"We were quite surprised to see that a very small number of those die-hard DVD fans envisioned moving into the high-definition format this year," Levy said. "With all the talk and excitement around high-definition DVD they are still a long way away from moving into that format."

Tom Adams, chief executive of Adams Media Research, said the Peerflix numbers were in line with his firm's expectations for early technology adopters.

"If you did a random sample of the general population, it would be a fraction of that," Adams said on Wednesday. "These are heavy movie fans that certainly early on will get a player and they are not too concerned about the format war."

Adams predicted sales of 1 million to 2 million video game consoles that play high-definition discs, plus sales of about a half-million next-definition DVD players by the end of 2006.

Privately held Peerflix surveyed about 1,100 of its active users, who said they buy an average of five DVDs and rent an average of 7 DVDs per month, about how likely they are to buy a Blu-Ray or HD-DVD player or discs.

The respondents were predominantly 25- to 44-year-old males with jobs, a wife and no children. Most had DVD collections of at least 50 discs and about a third also rented DVDs online.

Six percent of Peerflix said they were "very likely" and 13 percent were "somewhat likely" to buy a high-definition player in 2006.

Levy said the adoption of the new technology probably was hampered by the high price of players relative to standard DVD -- the new ones cost about $500 -- and the competing versions between Sony Corp's Blu-Ray format and Toshiba Corp's HD-DVD format.


Previous
Next
MPAA Releases Data From Piracy Study        All News        Microsoft to Buy a Stake in Yahoo: Report
CyberLink Launches PowerDVD 7     Optical Storage News      DVD Media Quality Tests

Source Link Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
LG UP970 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Supports Dolby Vision High Dynamic Range, Hi-Res Audio, Streaming and Dolby Atmos
One-Blue Launches Licensing Program for Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Products
Panasonic DMP-UB30 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player Debuts in Japan
AACS 2.0 Could Be Cracked As 4K UHD Blu-Ray Torrent File Appears Online
One-Blue Calls For Ultra HD Blu-ray Patents
Pioneer BDR-211UBK BD Writer With Ultra HD Blu-ray Playback Support Launches In The U.S
Pioneer BDR-XD06J-UHD Is The First Portable UHD BD PC Drive
Sony Unveils Pricing And Availability Of 2017 4K HDR Ultra HD TVs And Ultra HD Blu-ray Player
Pioneer BDR-S11J-BK BDR-S11J-X Ultra HD Blu-ray Burners Coming Next Month
BDA: UHD Blu-ray Discs And Players Post Sold Well In 2016
LG Unveils Dolby Vision-capable 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player
Panasonic Unveils New Ultra HD Blu-ray Players

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2017 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .