Friday, March 31, 2006

The first HD-DVD Player

After years of debates, waiting, delays and more delays, the world's first commercially available HD-DVD Player is finally out for the public to purchase. It costs $936 and it is sold in Japan, but the US and soon th erest of the world will follow in the next few weeks. High definition is here, and as more and more countries switch gradually to digital TV these players will become more and more popular as there will be more and more content.

It's been almost 10 years since November 1996 when the first DVD player was introduced. The market needed 3 years in order for these players to be sold below the psycological $300 value. It's also been 30 years since the first VHS player was intoduced.

So according to history, by the end of 2007 the HD-DVD players will be sold for less than $300, and by 2011 a new and better format will have emerged. Let's see...