The DVD Recorder Market Doubled in Size in 2004 and Will Grow by 87% in 2005, Researchers Say
Research and Markets has announced the addition of a report entitled "DVD Players, Recorders, and the Next Generation" to their offering of market analysis.
DVD recorders are beginning to drive the market for non-PC DVD hardware, a trend that keeps the overall global DVD hardware market on the rise. The DVD recorder market (not including units connected to PCs) doubled in size in 2004 and will grow by 87% in 2005, according to Research and Markets. In 2004, Japanese DVD player shipments declined, while DVD recorder sales grew by over 100%.
The report, "DVD Players, Recorders, and the Next Generation," provides forecasts for unit shipments, average selling prices, and revenues by region for DVD playback and recording devices that connect to TV sets, not PCs. It includes a look at emerging DVD player features, DVD recorder combinations, and new DVD technologies including those from silicon providers like Ali, Cirrus Logic, ESS Technology, LSI Logic, MediaTek, NEC, Philips, Sigma Designs, STMicroelectronics, Sunplus, and Zoran.
The report contains 5-year forecasts for worldwide DVD players by region, DVD recorders by region, DVD players by type, DVD recorders with hard drives, DVD recorders with DTV tuners, next-generation DVD players and recorders, DVD player bill of materials (BOMs), and DVD recorder BOMs. Data from a Web survey regarding U.S. consumers' interest in DVD recorders is also presented.
Findings from the report include the following:
- Worldwide DVD recorder unit shipments will grow from 9.4 million in 2004 to 67.7 million in 2009.
- Digital TV tuners will be added to DVD recorders in increasing numbers in Japan, Europe, and North America. The FCC DTV tuner mandate will require a DTV tuner in each DVD recorder shipped in the U.S. after July 1, 2007.
- Three manufacturers are shipping next-generation Blu-ray recorders in Japan, while the first HD-DVD players will be available in the second half of 2005 along with about 90 movie titles. In-Stat expects shipments of next-generation blue laser recorders and players will reach 4 million in 2008, not including video game consoles.