Analysts predict Blu-ray will retreat
Last modified on Wednesday, 24 October 2007 20:31
Analysts are predicting that HD-DVD movie titles will start to take ground from Blu-ray in the next few months.
Currently, Blu-ray DVD titles outsell rival HD-DVD titles by almost two to one. But the current prediction is that additional HD-DVD support and new hit releases will "transform" the high-definition DVD battle score in the fourth quarter.
Gerry Kaufhold, analyst with In-Stat research firm, told Reuters that newly released HD-DVD titles with advanced Web-enabled features, such as Paramount's "Transformers," will help.
Paramount Home Video reported that "Transformers" had the biggest debut of any high-definition title, selling over 100,000 HD-DVDs on Oct 16th, its first day of release.