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World DVD Players & DVD Recorders Market

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for DVD Players & DVD Recorders in Million Units. The major products segments analyzed are DVD Players, and DVD Recorders. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2003 through 2012. The report profiles 203 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as Apex Digital, Inc., Audiovox Corporation, BenQ Corporation, Hitachi, JVC Company of America, LG Electronics, Panasonic Corporation, Pioneer Corporation, Royal Philips Electronics, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd., Sony Corporation, Sony Corporation of America, and Toshiba America, Inc. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

CONTENTS

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1

Disclaimers I-2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3

Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3

DVD Player I-3

DVD Recorder I-3

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. Market Outlook II-1

DVD Industry - An Introduction II-1

2. Market Analysis II-2

DVD Players and DVD Recorders II-2

Regional Perspective II-2

Product Segment Perspective II-2

3. Industry Overview II-3

DVD Recorders to Prevail over DVRs II-3

DVD Recorders Take Over DVD Players II-3

Reduced Prices Drive the DVD Market II-3

Piracy Hinders DVD Sales Growth II-3

4. Product Overview II-5

Digital Video/Versatile Disc (DVD) II-5

DVD Player II-5

DVD Player Types II-5

Single-Play DVD Player II-5

Multi-Disc DVD Player II-5

Portable DVD Player II-5

Progressive Scan DVD Player II-6

DVD Recorder II-6

Formats for Recordable DVDs II-6

DVD-R II-6

DVD-RW II-6

DVD+RW II-6

DVD-RAM II-7

DVD+R II-7

DVD+R DL II-7

High Density DVD (HD DVD) II-7

DVD Burner II-7

DVD-Audio (DVD-A) II-8

DVD-Video Vs DVD-Audio II-8

5. Competitive Scenario II-9

Table 1: Leading Players in the Global Market for DVD Players: Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Toshiba, Sony, Samsung, Panasonic and Others for the Years 2004, 2005 and 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-9

6. Technological Developments II-10

China Unwraps Enhanced Versatile Disc (EVD) II-10

Pioneer Develops DVD-R Dual-Layer Recording Technology II-10

7. Product Introductions/Innovations II-11

Toshiba to Unveil Latest Series of DVD Recorders II-11

Toshiba To Introduce New Range of Portable DVD players II-11

Toshiba to Unveil DVD Players II-11

Toshiba To Release DVD/VCR Combo II-11

Sharp Corp. To Unveil Blu-ray DVD player II-12

Blue-ray HD-DVD Player Hit the Chinese Market II-12

Asda Stores Releases Low-Cost DVD Players II-12

Reliance Retail Stores To Sell DVD Players for Just US $ 10 II-12

Toshiba Unveils New HD DVD Player II-12

LG Electronics Unwraps Dual-Format DVD Player II-12

SanDisk Corporation Launches USBTV II-13

Samsung Introduces Next-Generation HD DVD Player II-13

Toshiba Unveils HD DVD Players in Turkey II-13

Toshiba Extend the Series of HD DVD Players II-13

LG Electronics Unwraps Its New Line of DVD Recorders II-14

LG Electronics To Unveil Portable DVD Player II-14

LG Electronics Debuts DivX Certified In-car DVD Player II-14

ClearPlay Introduces DVD Player to Filter Offensive Content II-14

Toshiba's HD DVD Players to Hit Turkey Market II-15

Samsung Develops Dual-Format Player II-15

Audiovox Extends its Portable DVD Line-up II-15

BenQ Unwraps DVD Re-Writers II-15

JVC Extends The Series Of High-End EXAD II-16

JVC Introduces New DVD/VCR Recorders II-16

JVC Unveils DVD/VCR Combo and DVD Players II-16

JVC Introduces DVD Recorder Combo II-16

JVC Unwraps New DVD Burner II-17

JVC Releases Single-Sided DVD-R Dual Layer (DL) Discs II-17

NXP Unwraps Media Processor II-17

LG Electronics Introduced DVD-Writer and Full HD Desktop PC II-17

Pioneer To Unveil HDD/DVD Recorders in Japan II-18

Pioneer Launches DVD-Based Car Navigation System in China II-18

Pioneer Unwraps Internal DVD Multi Writers II-18

Panasonic Releases Super Multi-Format Portable & Home-Theater DVD Players II-18

Panasonic To Introduce Dual-Layer DVD-R Disc II-19

Panasonic Releases New DVD Recorders II-19

Samsung Announces DVD/VHS Combo Player Series II-19

Samsung Develops Up-Converting DVD Player Series II-19

Samsung's Family of DVD Recorders Hits Market II-20

Samsung Introduces Portable DVD Players II-20

Samsung Releases DVD Camcorder Family II-21

JVC Launches DVD and DVD/VHS Recorders II-21

4X Single-Sided, Dual Layer DVD-RW Disc from JVC II-21

Advanced DVD Player From JVC Hit Market II-21

Apex Digital Rolls Out Portable DVD Player II-22

Apex Digital Unveils HD DVD for Homes II-22

Sharp Introduces TV/DVD Combo Device II-22

Pioneer Offers Latest Built-in HDD DVD Recorders II-22

Pioneer's HDD/DVD Recorder with TV Tuner Hits Market II-22

BenQ Develops Versatile Triple Writer II-23

LG's TV-cum-DVR Arrive into the Market II-23

Sony Unwraps Blu-ray DVD Recorder in Japan II-23

LSI Unveils Two New Versions Of DVD Recorder Processors. II-23

Polaroid Ships DVR/DVD Recorder II-24

Toshiba Launches HD DVD Recorder II-24

Elesys And Lexmark Unveils The Smallest DVD/CD Recorder-Printer II-24

Sony's Family of DVD Recorders Hit the Market II-24

Samsung Unwraps Dual Layered DVD Recorder II-25

Toshiba Introduces Its New Series of DVD Recorders II-25

Sony Unveils DVDirect DVD Recorder II-25

Silicon Image Extends Its Line Of HDMI(TM)) Transmitters II-25

Toshiba To Unveil HD DVD Players in Australia II-25

Panasonic Launches New DVD Video Player in Latin America II-26

Godrej and Boyce Unveils DVD Players In Kerala II-26

Zensonic Corporation Introduces DVD Players in the US Market II-26

Toshiba Introduces HD DVD Players In The US Market II-26

Sony Unwraps BDP-S1 Blu-ray DVD player II-26

Matsushita TO Launch Blu-ray DVD Player In the US Market II-26

Sony Corp. Unveils Portable DVD Players II-26

Directed Electronics Launches Tablet DVD Players II-27

Pioneer Electronics Unveils Next-Generation DVD-video player II-27

Microsoft Leverages ATI H.264 decoder for the Xbox 360 II-27

Sony Launches DivX Certified Portable DVD Player II-27

Matsushita Rolls Out World's First Blu-Ray DVD Recorder II-27

Zoran Unveils Two Advanced Chipsets For DVD Recording II-28

Arcam's New DVD Player Hits Market II-28

Videocon Introduces DTH DVD Player II-28

Pioneer to Release DVD Players, Featuring DivX Technology II-29

I-O Data Device to Release HD DVD player II-29

Axion Develops Water-Resistant DVD Player II-29

Avayon's DXP-1000 DVD Player Receives Nero Digital(TM) Certification II-29

Hitachi Ltd Debuts a Novel Terabyte DVD Recorder II-30

Samsung Unwraps DVD Recorder Series II-30

JVC Unwraps DVD Recorder II-30

Apex Digital releases DivX(R) Certified DVD Player II-30

Pioneer Unveils Digital Tuner-Equipped HDD/DVD Recorders II-31

Pioneer's Offers VCR-Substitutes II-31

LSI for HD DVD Made By Sanyo (Japan) II-31

BenQ Rolls Out Latest DVD ReWriter (Taiwan) II-31

Apex Builds Up Latest DVD Player/Recorder II-31

Apex Develops Four New Portable DVD Player Models II-32

Sharp Rolls Outs DVD/VCR Combo Recorder in Japan II-32

Lite-On It Corp. Releases LVW-5005 DVD Recorder II-32

LG Engages in Developing Next-GenerationDVD Recorders II-32

Acomdata Unveils Table-Style TFT Display DVD Player II-32

Toshiba Releases RD-XS32 DVD Recorder II-33

Aspire Digital Unveils AD-8091 DVD Recorder II-33

Hitachi Launches DVD Multi-Recorder II-33

Toshiba Rolls Out Latest D-R2 DVD Recorder II-33

Sharp Extends the Series of Recordable DVD Products II-33

Apex Digital Enhances Portable DVD Player Product Line II-34

Samsung Launches DVD-HD931 Player II-34

Pioneer Launches its First 80GB HDD DVD Recorder II-34

Samsung Unveils DVD-R5000 DVD Recorder in Korea II-34

Sampo to Introduce DV-R1 DVD Recorder II-34

Pioneer Launches Four New DVD Recorders II-34

Hankey Asia Rolls Out DVD Recorder II-35

Guangdong Introduces DVD2008 Player II-35

Matsushita Releases Cluster of DVD Recorders II-35

Norcent Releases Progressive Scan DVD Player Model II-35

Hitachi Rolls Out Latest DVD Camcorders II-35

Panasonic Unveils VDR-M30 DVD Camcorder II-35

Panasonic Launches LF-D521 DVD Multi Drive II-36

Sony Releases Two DVP-NS305 and DVP-NS405 DVD Player Models II-36

Thomson Introduces its First DVD Player II-36

Sanyo Launches Three All-New DVD Players II-36

TAGMCLAREN Audio Releases DVD32FLR DVD Player II-36

Samsung Introduces New Portable DVD Player II-36

Panasonic Rolls Out First Model DVD Recorder II-37

Panasonic Unveils DVD-RA82 Player II-37

MGI Introduces Latest Version of DVD Player for Computers II-37

Pioneer Releases DVD/CD Recordable Drive II-37

Tiny Computers' Wireless DVD Player Hits Market II-37

Toshiba Rolls out First DVD Recorder Model II-37

Panasonic Unveils DMRE10 DVD-RAM Recorder II-37

8. Recent Industry Activity II-38

BenQ Spins Offs Its Branded Business II-38

Audiovox Acquires Thomson Americas Consumer electronics II-38

Singing Machine Signs Deal with MGA to Provide DVD Players II-38

TCL to Set Up Production Plant in India II-38

Nagase to Recall DVD Players II-38

Zoran Provides DVD Upscaler and Processor to Samsung II-38

Funai to Provide Blu-ray DVD players as an OEM II-39

Philips Semiconductor To Be Known As NXP II-39

Samsung Join Forces With DVD6C Licensing Group II-39

Matsushita Commence DVD Recorders Production Brazil II-39

Federal Authorities Seize CyberHome's $2 Million DVD Appliances II-39

Matsushita Divest Its DVD Recorder Facility II-40

LG Electronics Ties Up With DiVX II-40

Walt Disney Recalled Defective DVDs II-40

Sonic Solutions Ties Up With Movielink II-40

Philips Transfers OPU Business To Arima II-40

Lintec Partners Contel II-40

ITRI and ISSI Team Up to Develop Network DVD Player/Recorder II-41

LG Chooses Deskstar Drives of Hitach to Develop DVD-HDD recorders II-41

Vestel Chooses LSI Logic's Processor for DVD Recorders II-41

Toshiba Postpones HD DVD Recorder's Release II-41

Pioneer Postpones the Launch of Blu-Ray DVD Player in the US II-41

LG offers Exclusive Deal to Calcum II-41

Royal Philips Electronics Signs an Agreement with the Chinese DVD Player Manufacturers II-42

Philips and BenQ Join Forces to Reduce Cost of DVD Recorders II-42

AOL Divests DVD and CD Manufacturing Business II-42

Pioneer, LG, Toshiba, JVC, and Sanyo form Alliance with Software Distributors II-42

Lineo Acquires Convergence Integrated Media II-42

9. Focus on Select Players II-43

Apex Digital, Inc (USA) II-43

Audiovox Corporation (USA) II-43

BenQ Corporation (Taiwan) II-43

Hitachi (Japan) II-44

JVC Company of America (USA) II-44

LG Electronics (South Korea) II-44

Panasonic Corporation (Japan) II-45

Pioneer Corporation (Japan) II-45

Royal Philips Electronics (Netherlands) II-46

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd (South Korea) II-46

Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd (Japan) II-46

Sony Corporation (Japan) II-46

Sony Corporation of America (USA) II-47

Toshiba America, Inc (USA) II-47

10. Global Market Perspective II-48

Table 2: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for DVD Players and DVD Recorders by Geographic Region - US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and Rest of World Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the Years 2003 through 2012 in Thousand Units (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-48

Table 3: World 10-Year Perspective for DVD Players and DVD Recorders by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World for the Years 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-49

Table 4: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forDVD Players by Geographic Region - US, Japan, Europe,Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and Rest of World Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales forthe Years 2003 through 2012 in Thousand Units(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-50

Table 5: World 10-Year Perspective for DVD Players by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World for the Years 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-51

Table 6: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for DVD Recorders by Geographic Region - US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and Rest of World Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the Years 2003 through 2012 in Thousand Units (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-52

Table 7: World 10-Year Perspective for DVD Recorders by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World for the Years 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-53

III. MARKET

1. The United States III-1

A.Market Analysis III-1

Outlook III-1

Market Overview III-1

A Primer III-1

Advanced DVD Formats Gain Ground III-1

Dual-Format Players Help Dissipate Consumer Confusion III-2

Less Than Expected Growth for DVD Recorders III-2

VCRs Thither On the Edge of the Precipice III-2

Competitive Scenario III-2

Table 8: Leading Players in the US Market for DVD Players: Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Toshiba, Sony, Samsung, Panasonic and Others for the Years 2004, 2005 and 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3 Product Introductions III-3

Strategic Corporate Developments III-14

Key Players III-15

B.Market Analytics III-17

Table 9: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for DVD Players and DVD Recorders by Product Segment - DVD Players and DVD Recorders Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the Years 2003 through 2012 in Thousand Units (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 10: US 10-Year Perspective for DVD Players and DVD Recorders by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for DVD Players and DVD Recorders for the Years 2003, 2007 & 2012 III-17

2. Japan III-18

A.Market Analysis III-18

Outlook III-18

Product Introductions III-18

Strategic Corporate Developments III-25

Key Players III-25

B.Market Analytics III-28

Table 11: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for DVD Players and DVD Recorders by Product Segment - DVD Players and DVD Recorders Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the Years 2003 through 2012 in Thousand Units (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 12: Japanese 10-Year Perspective for DVD Players and DVD Recorders by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for DVD Players and DVD Recorders for the Years 2003, 2007 & 2012 III-28

3. Europe III-29

A.Market Analysis III-29

Outlook III-29

Product Introductions III-29

Strategic corporate Developments III-30

Key Player III-30

B.Market Analytics III-31

Table 13: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for DVD Players and DVD Recorders by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK and Rest of Europe Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the Years 2003 through 2012 in Thousand Units (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 14: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for DVD Players and DVD Recorders by Product Segment - DVD Players and DVD Recorders Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the Years 2003 through 2012 in Thousand Units (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 15: European 10-Year Perspective for DVD Players and DVD Recorders by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK, and Rest of Europe for the Years 2003, 2007 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 16: European 10-Year Perspective for DVD Players and DVD Recorders by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for DVD Players and DVD Recorders for the Years 2003, 2007 & 2012 III-33

3a. France III-34

A.Market Analysis III-34

Outlook III-34

B.Market Analytics III-34

Table 17: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for DVD Players and DVD Recorders by Product Segment - DVD Players and DVD Recorders Markets Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the Years 2003 through 2012 in Thousand Units (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 18: French 10-Year Perspective for DVD Players and DVD Recorders by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for DVD Players and DVD Recorders Markets for the Years 2003, 2007 & 2012 III-34

3b. Germany III-35

A.Market Analysis III-35

Outlook III-35

B.Market Analytics III-35

Table 19: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for DVD Players and DVD Recorders by Product Segment - DVD Players and DVD Recorders Markets Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the Years 2003 through 2012 in Thousand Units (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 20: German 10-Year Perspective for DVD Players & DVD Recorders by Product Segment - Percentage Break down of Unit Sales for DVD Players and DVD Recorders Markets for the Years 2003, 2007 & 2012 III-35

3c. Italy III-36

A.Market Analysis III-36

Outlook III-36

B.Market Analytics III-36

Table 21: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for DVD Players and DVD Recorders by ProductSegment - DVD Players and DVD Recorders Markets Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the Years 2003 through 2012 in Thousand Units (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 22: Italian 10-Year Perspective for DVD Players and DVD Recorders by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for DVD Players and DVD Recorders Markets for the Years 2003, 2007 & 2012 III-36

3d. The United Kingdom III-37

A.Market Analysis III-37

Outlook III-37

Product Introductions III-37

B.Market Analytics III-38

Table 23: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for DVD Players and DVD Recorders by Product Segment - DVD Players and DVD Recorders Markets Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the Years 2003 through 2012 in Thousand Units (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 24: UK 10-Year Perspective for DVD Players and DVD Recorders by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for DVD Players and DVD Recorders Markets for the Years 2003, 2007 & 2012 III-38

3e. Rest of Europe III-39

A.Market Analysis III-39

Outlook III-39

B.Market Analytics III-39

Table 25: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for DVD Players and DVD Recorders by Product Segment - DVD Players and DVD Recorders Markets Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the Years 2003 through 2012 in Thousand Units (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 26: Rest of Europe 10-Year Perspective for DVD Players and DVD Recorders by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for DVD Players and DVD Recorders Markets for the Years 2003, 2007 & 2012 III-39

4. Asia-Pacific III-40

A.Market Analysis III-40

Outlook III-40

Market Overview III-40

China - The Global Market Leader in the Production DVD

Players and DVD Recorders III-40

Chinese DVD Market Going Steady III-40

Portable DVD Players - A Flourishing Market III-40

Sluggish Exports III-41

OEM Production Dominates III-42

EVD Technology Breakthrough in China III-42

Reduced Prices Drive the Indian DVD Player Market III-42

Technological Development III-42

Product Introductions III-43

Strategic Corporate Developments III-46

Key Players III-47

B.Market Analytics III-49

Table 27: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for DVD Players and DVD Recorders by Product Segment - DVD Players and DVD Recorders Markets Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the Years 2003 through 2012 in Thousand Units (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

Table 28: Asia-Pacific 10-Year Perspective for DVD Players and DVD Recorders by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for DVD Players and DVD Recorders Markets for the Years 2003, 2007 & 2012 III-49

5. Rest of World III-50

A.Market Analysis III-50

Outlook III-50

Product Introductions III-50

B.Market Analytics III-51

Table 29: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for DVD Players and DVD Recorders by Product Segment - DVD Players and DVD Recorders Markets Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the Years 2003 through 2012 in Thousand Units (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

Table 30: Rest of World 10-Year Perspective for DVD Players and DVD Recorders by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for DVD Players and DVD Recorders Markets for the Years 2003, 2007 & 2012 III-51

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

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