Entries in 'blu' (38)

Blu-ray and DVD sales down

Blu-ray and DVD sales down

The global market for both Blu-ray and DVD discs dropped by 4.8 per cent to $482m in 2008, with analyst Screen Digest blaming both the worldwide recession and online piracy ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 15th 2009 at 2:16PM in News
Blu-ray player sales picking up pace

Blu-ray player sales picking up pace

Whether Blu-ray’s rise to ascendancy will gather the required pace needed before the mainstream adaptation of digital movie downloads arrives is yet to be seen, but sales of HD discs ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 8th 2009 at 12:36PM in News
Blu-ray losing out to downloads

Blu-ray losing out to downloads

A new report from consumer knowledge site Reevoo has claimed that Blu-ray has not seen significant sales rises as a result of either the demise of Toshiba’s HD-DVD or the ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 3rd 2009 at 1:34PM in News
Blu-ray approaching 100m disc sales

Blu-ray approaching 100m disc sales

Global sales of Blu-ray discs will pass the 100m unit mark this year, according to data from research firm Futuresource Consulting.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 24th 2009 at 11:40AM in News

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Blu-ray sales boast strong gains

Blu-ray sales boast strong gains

New figures from the British Video Association show that hi-def disc format Blu-ray enjoyed a bumper Christmas in the UK, with sales climbing significantly compared to the same period last ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 5th 2009 at 10:18AM in News
JAPAN: Blu-ray hardware outsells DVD for the first time

JAPAN: Blu-ray hardware outsells DVD for the first time

Stats from Gfk Retail and Technology Japan have revealed that in the first week of November Blu-ray disc recording hardware outsold DVD recorders for the first time.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 10th 2008 at 12:53PM in News
PS3 will support 400GB Blu-ray discs

PS3 will support 400GB Blu-ray discs

Technology firm Pioneer has confirmed that its 16-layer Blu-ray disc, which boasts a storage capacity of 400GB, is heading into production – and more importantly, it will be compatible with ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 3rd 2008 at 10:38AM in News
Credit crunch could be Blu-ray’s death knell

Credit crunch could be Blu-ray’s death knell

The effects of the current global economic global crisis could see sales of Blu-ray discs and associated technology dramatically underperform this Christmas, according to some industry observers at the recent ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 13th 2008 at 2:58PM in News

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Original Street Fighter movie heading to Blu-ray

Original Street Fighter movie heading to Blu-ray

February next year looks to be the month where it all happens for Street Figher fans – as if the news of the console release of Street Fighter IV wasn’t ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 12th 2008 at 2:20PM in News
Wal-Mart upping Blu-ray shelf space

Wal-Mart upping Blu-ray shelf space

Leading US retailer (and owner of UK supermarket Asda) is to replace much of its in-store music CD offering with an increased Blu-ray and consumer electronics presence.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 4th 2008 at 1:45PM in News
Apple: “Blu-ray is a bag of hurt”

Apple: “Blu-ray is a bag of hurt”

Apple boss Steve Jobs has launched a scathing attack on Sony’s high definition Blu-ray disc format, casting doubt on the likelihood that his firm’s range of Mac computers will support ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 15th 2008 at 10:39AM in News
Samsung: Blu-Ray has five years left

Samsung: Blu-Ray has five years left

Despite its belief that the next few years will bring massive profit to those who’ve invested in Sony’s high-def disc format Blu-Ray, Korean electronics firm Samsung has stated that it ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 4th 2008 at 11:13AM in News

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“Consumers don’t want Blu-Ray”

“Consumers don’t want Blu-Ray”

A new survey from US research firm ABI has suggested that consumers are not that interested in Bu-Ray technology, with only 23 per cent of the 1000 respondents claiming they ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 11th 2008 at 12:55PM in News