Japan: Blu-ray recorders outselling DVD

Japan: Blu-ray recorders outselling DVD

Blu-rayDiscWhile set-top DVD recorders never really took off Stateside, they are the preferred player in the Japanese market. This is apparently shifting to Blu-ray Disc now.

GfK Retail and Technology revealed this week that Japan Blu-ray Disc recorder (BDR) sales surpassed DVD recorder sales for the first week of November, reaching over 50% of combined recorder sales. (GfK tracks point-of-sale data internationally.) Comparatively, Blu-ray recorders only managed approximately 10% of the market back in October of 2007.

Perhaps even more impressive is the speed at which Blu-ray adoption is occurring in the land of the rising sun. DVD recorders are being replaced by Blu-ray at over 1.5-times the pace than when VCRs were replaced by DVD.

Spurring the adoption of Blu-ray is lower cost of high-definition televisions as well as lower entry-price into BDRs. It has now become affordable to record home video on high-def.

Source: GameDaily

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Steven Kippel has worked as a systems designer for a leading high-end audio/video custom integrator in Southern California since 2003. He is responsible for researching new technologies and integrating them into existing systems and new construction projects. He has designed several high-profile systems for discriminating clients on the cutting-edge of technology. When he is not hard at work, Steven is spending time with his wife, playing with his band or promoting concerts and bands in the Inland Empire. His favorite bands include The Cure, U2, Eisley, Living Sacrifice and DragonForce.

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