Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
T-Mobile Enters The pay-TV Market With the Acquisition of Layer3 TV
Samsung Patents 'Double-sided' Smartphone
Apple Invests in FaceID Component Maker Finisar
Corsair Launches 4GHz DDR4 SODIMM 32GB Memory Kit
Google's Year in Search
Google Opening Artificial Intelligence Research Center in China
AT&T is Testing Broadband Internet Over Power Lines
Toyota and Panasonic to Start Study on Automotive Prismatic Battery Business
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 > Blu-ray...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, January 24, 2008
Blu-ray Gains the 93 Percent of Hardware Sales in 2008


Warner Home Video's defection from the HD DVD camp may have put a damper on hardware sales, according to a retail market monitoring report.

In the week since the Warner studio's early-January announcement that after May it will support only the rival Blu-ray Disc format, sales of HD DVD players ground to a virtual halt, giving Blu-ray hardware a whopping 93 percent sales advantage, according to data from the NPD Group.

According to raw retail data collected by NPD, consumers bought just 1,758 HD DVD players the week of January 12, down from 14,558 players the week before. In contrast, consumers bought 21,770 Blu-ray Disc machines, up from 15,257 the previous week.

However, NDP's analyst Stephen Baker said that it was too soon to tell whether this is the start of a long-term trend, according to Reuters.

"It's always very dangerous to make long-term assumptions based on one-week sales data," he said.

Baker said that while the Warner defection might have had an impact on HD DVD player sales, other factors also may have come into play, including an aggressive promotion by Sony and Sharp in which HDTVs were bundled with Blu-ray Disc players.

"One week just doesn't give us enough data points to say something is going on for the long term. It only tells me in one week something happened," Baker said.
NPD tracks point-of-sale data from major U.S. retailers that collectively account for about two-thirds of consumer electronics hardware sales.

Earlier this month, Toshiba began slashing pricing on its HD DVD players, including cutting $150 off the HD-A3 to $149.


Previous
Next
MSI Trials First EFI BIOS Mainboards        All News        Sharp to Introduce 20 New AQUOS LCD TV Models in Three Series
Sony Unveils Blue Laser Coupler For Portable PCs     Optical Storage News      Roxio Launches BackOnTrack Online

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
New Pioneer BDR-XD07 External Blu-ray Burners Connect Directly to Android Smartphones
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

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 .