One BILLIONTH DVD to ship this month

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by SteveK, Jul 17, 2002.

  1. SteveK

    SteveK Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2000
    Messages:
    518
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Watching CNN this evening, I happened to catch an item on the "ticker tape" at the bottom of the screen saying that the one BILLIONTH DVD will ship this month, with DVD barely 5 years old. That's one billion DVDs in barely 60 months. That's more than 16,000,000 DVDs per month, (edit) or nearly 548,000 DVDs per day!
    Yes, one of these days, DVD will become mainstream. [​IMG]
    Incredible success story, to say the least.
    Steve K.
     
  2. SteveK

    SteveK Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2000
    Messages:
    518
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Regarding my post above, I think it would be interesting to be able to compare the DVD statistics (1 billion DVDs in barely 5 years) to CD and VHS. I know that CD didn't "take off" as rapidly as DVD has, but since many people may buy more music than movies, it would be interesting to learn how long it took before 1 billion CDs had shipped. And one billion VHS?

    Are these kind of comparative statistics available anywhere?

    Thanks
    Steve K.
     
  3. LukeB

    LukeB Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2000
    Messages:
    2,178
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I don't care what it takes...*I* will be the one to own the ONE BILLIONTH DVD!
     
  4. Dean DeMass

    Dean DeMass Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 1997
    Messages:
    1,826
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Luke,
    I heard the 1 billionth will be none other than Crossroads. [​IMG]
    -Dean-
     
  5. Jeremy Allin

    Jeremy Allin Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2001
    Messages:
    895
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
     
  6. DonRoeber

    DonRoeber Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2001
    Messages:
    1,849
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    When I first saw the thread title, I was thinking that it was one billion dvd titles. And I thought to myself, "Wow, there are a lot of DVDs at Best Buy, but nowhere near a billion. There must be a TON of porn titles out there..."

    Now I realize that we're talking about how many actual shiny spinny things.
     
  7. SteveK

    SteveK Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2000
    Messages:
    518
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Yes, Don, we're definitely talking about the number of "shiny spinny things", not the number of different DVD titles. Somehow, I supect there haven't even been a billion movies made TOTAL from around the world and over the history of movies. But if there were, I'm sure some HTF fanatic would have most or all of them![​IMG]
    Steve K.
     
  8. Mark Zimmer

    Mark Zimmer Producer

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 1997
    Messages:
    4,301
    Likes Received:
    42
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    And judging by the looks of my basement, I own most of them. :b
     

Share This Page