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HD DVD/Blu-ray Combo Drives To Take 2/3 Of PC Market By 2011

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HD DVD/Blu-ray Combo Drives To Take 2/3 Of PC Market By 2011

Postby Ian on Wed Jan 02, 2008 11:29 am

I really hoped that the format war would be over by 2011, but if these guys are right, we'll all have combination HD DVD/Blu-ray drives in our PC's.

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“ABI Research expects high-definition drives to bring in revenues of about $2 billion by 2012,” says principal analyst Steve Wilson. “Of that, about two-thirds will be accounted for by universal drives, which can play either format. Few universal drives are sold today, partly because of their higher price. But those prices will fall to about the same as Blu-ray players by 2009, and we forecast universal player sales to exceed Blu-ray the following year.”
"Blu-ray is just a bag of hurt." - Steve Jobs
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Postby aviationwiz on Wed Jan 02, 2008 4:34 pm

Better than 2102!
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Postby RJW on Wed Jan 02, 2008 4:40 pm

With LG combo drives hardly costing more like a BD-rom from another companny I can see this happen easilly.
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Postby Ian on Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:39 pm

Yes, if LG can keep up with demand, they're going to have some winners on their hands.
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