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DVDR Formats Take Up Percentages

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Rasczak, Apr 21, 2003.

  1. Rasczak

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    I posted this is part of the 'What Recorder' thread but, I should imagine, given that it's six pages long some people might have given up on it.

    "According to Fujiwara-Rothchild, the global market for recordable DVD products -- which didn't see much growth up to 2001 -- has now taken off, thanks to the popularity of HDD-equipped DVD recorders and to the fact that more PC manufacturers have started using recordable DVD drives in their products. Three Times as Many DVD+R/DVD-R Discs as DVD+RW/DVD-RW on Market

    Fujiwara-Rothchild announced its figures for global recordable DVD production in 2002. According to this data, 5.2 million drives were manufactured for use in PCs and 1.7 million drives for use in household DVD recorders. Slightly fewer than 120 million DVD+R/DVD-R discs were produced during the year, compared with 39 million DVD+RW/DVD-RW discs, which means that production of DVD+R/DVD-R discs outnumbered that of DVD+RW/DVD-RW by three to one.

    A breakdown of the figures for DVD drives in different disc formats in the world in 2002 gives DVD+RW at 36.9%, DVD-RW at 47.4%, and DVD-RAM at 15.8% as far as PC DVD drives are concerned. The DVD+RW format is becoming more popular because firms like Dell Computer Corp have adopted it for use in PCs for the US and European markets.

    As for drives used in home DVD recorders, DVD+RW accounts for 15.4%, DVD-RW for 15.5%, and DVD-RAM for 69%. DVD+RW recorders are only produced by one firm, Holland's Philips Electronics NV, so growth was limited, and market share of DVD-RW products from Pioneer Corp dropped rapidly over the course of the year.

    In contrast, sales of HDD-equipped DVD recorders from Toshiba Corp went very well in 2002, and DVD-RAM drives from Toshiba and Matsu****a Electric Industrial Co, Ltd dominated the market."

    The link for this is:
    http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/News/Details.asp?index=93
     

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