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Market Trends: Blu-ray Recorders, Worldwide, 2013

Published: 28 January 2013

ID: G00228427

Analyst(s): Hiroyuki Shimizu

Summary

Although major Blu-ray recorder markets are still found in Europe, Asia/Pacific and Japan, and despite widespread use of player-only Blu-ray devices in the Americas, recorder sales are falling worldwide due to the increased availability and declining prices of smart TVs and Internet-based video.

Table Of Contents

Introduction

Market Trend

  • Blu-ray Recorders Are Mainly Sold in Japan, EMEA and the Asia/Pacific Region
  • Unit Sales Were Weak in 2012
  • Vendors Are Struggling With Profitability
  • The Semiconductor Market for Blu-ray Recorders Is Limited
  • The Key to Growth Is Connectivity With Mobiles and Other Consumer Devices
    • Improved Connectivity With Mobile Devices
    • Connectivity With Other Appliances

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