Friday, September 21, 2018
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Micron, Toshiba Chips Found Inside New iPhones
3DMark Adds Ray tracing Benchmark
Adobe to Acquire Marketo for $4.75 Billion
PlayStation Now Adds Downloading of PS4, PS2 Games
U.S. Music Industry Dominated by Streaming
Amazon Announces New Echo Devices, New Alexa Features
AR Headset Prevalence is Still a Few Years Out
Alibaba and Intel Cloud Deliver Joint Computing Platform for AI Inference at the Edge
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 > Consumer Electronics > Pioneer...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Pioneer to Launch Blu-ray Recorders This Year


Japanese Pioneer said on Tuesday it plans to launch Blu-ray DVD recorders by the end of the year, taking aim at a rapidly growing market after the end of the format battle.

The decision to enter the Japanese Blu-ray market anticipated burgeoning Japanese demand for products in the next-generation video format.

Pioneer plans to start selling Blu-ray recorders in Japan before the year-end shopping season, followed by overseas launches. The selling price and unit sales target have yet to be set.

Pioneer is developing Blu-ray recorders with help from Sharp, Pioneer's top shareholder with a 14 percent stake. Sharp already offers Blu-ray recorders. Last year, Pioneer announced a tie-up with Sharp under which Pioneer will buy Sharp's liquid crystal displays for flat TVs. Pioneer and Sharp have also been working together on Blu-ray disc recorders and players.

Blu-ray recorder demand in Japan is likely to jump 18 fold to 3.6 million units by 2012, according to Fuji Chimera Research Institute. Sony, Matsushita Electric Industrial and Sharp dominate Japan's Blu-ray sector, controlling a combined 98 percent market share, according to The Nikkei. Sony, Matsushita and Sharp are already offering Blu-ray recorders in Japan. Pioneer is currently selling high-end Blu-ray players worldwide.

Recorders have been always popular among Japanese consumers and price is the only criterion for the decision to replace an old DVD/HDD recorder with one that supports Blu-ray. The currently high retail prices of the Blu-ray recorders in Japan have allowed Blu-ray's rival Toshiba to continue the promotion of its DVD/HDD recorders.


Previous
Next
Microsoft Willing to Restart Yahoo Talks Under New Yahoo Board        All News        Domestic Audio Technology Approved For Chinese Version of Blu-ray
Philips Will Reportedly Stop Making DVD Recorders     Consumer Electronics News      New Technology Ensures Authenticity of Digital Video Clips

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Pioneer Unveils New Flagship UDP-LX800 UHD BD Player
Pioneer to Get a $538 Million Bailout From Baring Private Equity
Pioneer XDJ-RR DJ System for Rekordbox Opens Your Way the Club
Pioneer Looking For Tie-up in the Car Electronics Business
European Commission Fines Asus, Denon and Marantz, Philips and Pioneer Over Price Fixing
Pioneer to Release New Blu-ray Disc Burners For Long-term Archiving
Redbox Launches 4K Ultra HD Rentals in Six Markets
Pioneer Releases 80th Anniversary TAD-ME1 "Micro Evolution One" Speakers
DVDFab UHD Creator 4K UHD Authoring Software Released
Pioneer DDJ-SB3 DJ Controller Lets Almost Anyone Scratch
New Pioneer DDJ-1000 Controller Designed for rekordbox dj
CES: Blu-ray Disc Association Starts Licensing of 8k/4K Broadcast Recordable Blu-ray Format

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2018 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .