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We just love it when research firms compare the adoption of Blu-ray to DVD and this latest report from Futursource is no different. The long and the short of the study is that if you include the Playstation 3 and the PS2, Blu-ray adoption is ahead of DVD in its fourth year. The firm goes on to pred...

October 6th 2009 at 4:08pm 0 Comments
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According to consulting firm Futuresource (via Video Business), Blu-ray discs will account for 50 percent of the home entertainment market by 2012. That said, the firm lowered its expectations of Blu-ray sales for 2009 from 90 million to 75 million thanks to software attach rates on the PS3. It see...

June 29th 2009 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Always good for an optimistic Blu-ray outlook, analyst Futuresource this week continued to peg 2012 as the year Blu-ray breaks into the mainstream, while reducing its prediction of discs sold this year in the format from 95 to 75 million. The expectation is that within the next couple of years hardw...

June 26th 2009 at 11:39am 0 Comments
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Futuresource Consulting has produced some rather controversial predictions before, so it's not at all surprising to find that it was this firm that forecast a whopping 100 million Blu-ray Disc would be sold in 2009. As we wait for BD sales to exceed DVDs in 2012, we're told that consumers are on pa...

February 24th 2009 at 12:32pm 0 Comments
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Is Blu-ray ready to hit the mainstream? According to Futuresource Consulting (via GI.biz), it appears so. The increasing number of HDTV owners, coupled with lower prices on Blu-ray players, should fuel interest in the HD movie format. "In the USA, Blu-ray has moved from early adopter phase through...

February 23rd 2009 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Futuresource Consulting's senior market analyst Mai Hoang has some interesting predictions regarding Sony's future digital distribution plans. According to the analyst (via Video Business), Sony is considering rolling out $40 downloadable versions of its regular $60 disc-based software. It's a strat...

February 20th 2009 at 4:45pm 0 Comments
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As we've seen, Blu-ray does seem to be growing its slice of the packaged media pie, but research firm Futuresource doesn't expect that pie to grow. Instead, Futuresource predicts that growth in the home entertainment arena will come on the backs of, you guessed it -- mobile and online distribution -...

February 2nd 2009 at 9:01am 0 Comments
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Despite the general lameness of the economy at large, Blu-ray seems to be faring at least decently well overseas. We already heard that Blu-ray Disc sales were up 396% in the UK year-to-date, and we're getting even more positive vibes from a BDA European Promotions Group seminar held in Amsterdam t...

November 26th 2008 at 5:50pm 0 Comments
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'Round these parts, we prefer to read the fine print first, so it should be noted that none other than Macrovision -- you know, the firm that purchased the now-cracked BD+ DRM scheme for $45 million last year -- financed this here study. According to poll results from US and UK consumers, around 1...

July 9th 2008 at 10:33am 0 Comments