Friday, June 27th 2008

Blu-ray to Overtake DVD Sales by 2012

The Entertainment Merchants' Association (EMA) in its recent Annual Report for 2007, concluded that in the year 2007, Hi-Definition video sales amounted to a mere 1.6 per cent of all video sales.

It is still estimated that high-definition has a long way to go before it could replace DVD as a standard movie format. The EMA said that sales of Blu-ray discs are expected to surpass those of standard DVDs by 2012 and could generate sales of $9.5 billion. By that time, total home video spending will be up to $25.6 billion, believes EMA.Source: TV Week
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11 Comments on Blu-ray to Overtake DVD Sales by 2012

#1
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
By that time, the price will hopefully be down to what DVDs are now... on players and discs.
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mdm-adph
I predict that sure, Blu-ray sales will overtake DVD sales by 2012, but sales of both will be but a fraction of what the disc-sale market is today (i.e, no one will be buying discs anymore when you can get everything digitally over the Internet). This is even true if network neutrality is destroyed.
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#3
Ravenas
True HD via digital downloads might arrive around 2012, but I doubt it. By then, the TVs will support even higher resolutions, and the fiber optics will never keep up. Disc is the way to go, unless your talking about games.
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yogurt_21
by: mdm-adph
I predict that sure, Blu-ray sales will overtake DVD sales by 2012, but sales of both will be but a fraction of what the disc-sale market is today (i.e, no one will be buying discs anymore when you can get everything digitally over the Internet). This is even true if network neutrality is destroyed.
yeha but that only works if the internet providiers dont' initiate a cap on your usage. if they do, downloads will drop and that market will collapse. making disc sales go up again.
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#5
zithe
by: mdm-adph
I predict that sure, Blu-ray sales will overtake DVD sales by 2012, but sales of both will be but a fraction of what the disc-sale market is today (i.e, no one will be buying discs anymore when you can get everything digitally over the Internet). This is even true if network neutrality is destroyed.
Maybe. People like me will always buy discs just for that feeling of owning a hard copy. I might be weird, but I like the look of the boxes on my CD rack. :)

Records ftw! They have a thicker and nicer sound than digital recordings.
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#6
jocksteeluk
I agree with the title but I bet video streaming and on demand overtakes them both.
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mdm-adph
by: yogurt_21
yeha but that only works if the internet providiers dont' initiate a cap on your usage. if they do, downloads will drop and that market will collapse. making disc sales go up again.
Oh, but how much do you want to bet that the caps won't apply to "Approved Commercial Media Content via our partners at NBC-Universal, Viacom, and Newscorp?"

Your favorite user-created media, yeah (Youtube, etc.), but stuff where the ISP's are getting a cut of the profits? Nope -- won't be any caps on that.
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#8
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
I don't believe the Internet, at least in the US, will be able to support on-demand HD digital content by 2012 enough that it will surpass DVD and Blu-Ray sales.
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#9
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
+1 by that time, we will be on super hd, 2160P!
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#10
zithe
by: WarEagleAU
+1 by that time, we will be on super hd, 2160P!
TV's will probably be hitting 1440p at that point. I love Sony. OLEDS :D:D:D
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#11
Triprift
That sounds about right hd and true hdpanels are going down in price all the time and the same for blueray players. And i dont think digital will overtake it cus of the fact ull all eventually have capped plans with only the ones paying huge will get the big dl limit unless ur happy going over ur cap n dl hd at 60 oddk a sec :D
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