May 14, 2009
DVD still dwarfs Blu-Ray in US
According to a new survey of 11,000 US consumers 63 per cent of the average $25 per month spent on home entertainment was lavished on old fashioned, standard definition DVD. Given that the US public has embraced high definition broadcasting with greater enthusiasm than any other nation on earth, I find this somewhat surprising. Just 7% of that $25 was lavished on high def Blu-Ray discs, a number actually beaten by 9% being spent on Video On Demand services (similar to our own Filmflex). Downloads account for a paltry 3% - not sure if these are legal downloads or not. More details on Home Cinema Choice's site.