DVD Player Sales Leveling Out?

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  1. Craig

    Craig Second Unit

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    Looking at The Digital Bits, the last 4 months of 2004 have seen player sales that total less than the corresponding months in 2003. In fact sales in June 2004 are half the sales in June 2003.
     
  2. brentl

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    I think it would be called "market saturation point" and I guess we are there now!

    Brent
     
  3. Lee Distad

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    Oh goody. Now that everyone's got a DVD player, they can release HD-DVD this Christmas.
     
  4. Mort Corey

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    Lee, you are no doubt a visonary [​IMG] Actually I figured they'd be out by now since I bought a Denon 2900 just a few months ago.

    Mort
     
  5. Lee Distad

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    Thanks for the Kudos Mort, but you don't have to be Nostradamus to have seen this coming.

    Ever since the retail pricing on DVD players started plumetting like an eagle with a heart attack, combined with unprecendented levels of consumer adoption, it makes sense that once the industry reaches the point of maximum saturation, they'll hit us with the latest and greatest; HD-DVD, and for only $2999.99 for a first-generation Sony or what-have-you.

    DVD's that upconvert to 720 or 1080 are only a stepping stone, mark my words.

    Gee, do I come across as cynical?
     
  6. Rob Kramer

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    Definately, not surprising. Over the last four months, Ive been waiting for a decent player to come out. None havent.

    Where are all the players they promised us this summer?
     

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