Panasonic hails DVD-R boom

The launch of Panasonic's latest DVD player, the DMR-E100, coincides with a surge in demand for recordable DVD: insiders predict the market will hit 24 million sets by 2005.

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By  Justin Etheridge Published  October 16, 2003

The launch of Panasonic's latest DVD player, the DMR-E100, coincides with an imminent surge in demand for recordable DVD. The electronics giant predicts the market will ramp up to 24 million sets by 2005.

Its new range of digital A/V systems, dubbed 'DIGA', will answer this call, headed by the DMR-E100. Complete with 80GB of inbuilt memory, it will give consumers the option of recording on either DVD-RAM or DVD-R disk, or storing up to 106 hours of video on its hard disk.

"The DVD-RAM format has revolutionalised DVD video recording with amazing features like recording moving pictures and storage of PC data on a DVD," says Sho Kusuki, manager, Consumer AV Dept., Panasonic Marketing Middle East FZE.

"It is set to become the favourite format in the area of home entertainment. The global demand for DVD recorders is estimated at 24 million sets by 2005. And Panasonic is targeting 50 percent of that market share by aiming to produce one million sets per month by 2005."

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