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HD DVD Regains Lead In Standalone Player Market

PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 9:12 am
by Ian
We've all seen the sales data from CEDIA, showing Blu-ray in the lead. According to Video Business, Toshiba is claiming that they've regained the lead.

HD DVD set-tops have reclaimed their dominance over Blu-ray standalone players, according to weekly NPD Group unit sales figures cited by Toshiba.

HD DVD players began outselling Blu-ray models starting in mid-September and regained a year-to-date lead of a little over 50% through the rest of the month, said Jodi Sally, Toshiba VP of marketing of digital A/V products.

Year to date, according to NPD figures she cited, HD DVD players command 53% of sales; Blu-ray players, 44%; dual format players, 3%.

Anyone else surprised to see that dual format players had 3% of sales? I really didn't think they were even that popular.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 9:59 am
by dolphinius_rex
Interesting to see Toshiba now claiming to have re-taken the lead... after their initial attempt to claim they hadn't LOST the lead :P