Panasonic estimates global DVD-R demand at 24 million sets by 2005

Panasonic, to unveil latest recordable DVD products with the launch of the DMR-E100 DVD video recorder at Gitex 2003.

  • E-Mail
By  Maddy Reddy Published  October 11, 2003

Panasonic, today announced that it will demonstrate the latest in recordable DVD products with the launch of the DMR-E100 DVD video recorder at Gitex 2003.

The latest DVD recorder, which will lead the DIGA line-up of Panasonic's new-generation DVD video recorders. With the industry's largest built-in 80GB hard disk drive, it gives 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 video recorders feature advanced technology that is making major inroads in the consumer video recorder market globally," said Sho Kusuki, manager, Panasonic Marketing Middle East.

"The DVD-RAM format has revolutionalised DVD video recording with amazing features like recording moving pictures and storage of PC data on a DVD. It is set to become the favourite format in the area of home entertainment," adds Kusuki.

The global demand for DVD recorders is estimated at 24 million sets by 2005. Panasonic claims to target 50% of that market share by aiming to produce one million sets per month by 2005.

"The Middle East is a huge potential market for Panasonic's DVD video recorders and Gitex Dubai provides us a strategic platform to showcase these products for important industry visitors," says Kusuki.

Panasonic at GITEX Dubai 2003, will also showcase two other models of DVD video recorders: the DMR-E60 and the DMR-E50. Both models offer DVD-RAM format features, with storage capacity of upto 9.4 GB and the Time Slip function.

Panasonic will be participating in Dubai Gitex 2003, along with its UAE sole distributor Panatech Engineering and Oman National Electronics, part of the Al Futtaim Group

Add a Comment

Your display name This field is mandatory

Your e-mail address This field is mandatory (Your e-mail address won't be published)

Security code