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Format fatigue to dampen HD disc market

August 19th, 2006 · No Comments

According to a report in Screen Digest, take-up of high definition disc formats will be slow. The trade publications predicts that by 2010, only one-third of the revenue generated by packaged media will come from HD DVD or Blu-ray. Screen Digest’s Ben Keen says the publicity generated by the format war will dampen enthusiasm for the entire HD disc market, at least until hybrid players able to play both formats appear.
However, according to Meridia’s Bob Stuart, the prospect of universal players could be bad news for both HD formats. He believes that it was the advent of universal players able to play both Super Audio CD and DVD-Audio discs that ensured neither high-resolution audio format would become dominant and therefore successful

Tags: HD DVD and Blu-ray · Hi-fi · Trade

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