Bright Future Detailed in Japan Conference
November 28, 2002 -- A new era is about to begin in the growth
of DVD products. That was the overall message to more than 200
representatives of hardware and software-related companies at
today's DVD-Audio Conference Japan, held at the Panasonic Center.
at the conference, which was sponsored by DVD Forum, heard detailed
reports that forecast impressive growth for the latest DVD format,
based on extensive content protection security and a wide range
of end-user applications.
said several speakers, is more than superb sound -- it is a spectacular
tool that will create a new era in digital audio authoring and
included these major points:
The latest advanced technologies are being used to assure the total
security of DVD-Audio products against hackers and pirates
players, just 7% of the DVD player market this year, will grow
to 50% in 2004
* DVD-Audio title releases will triple to about 1,500 titles next
year, and 3,400 by 2004
* The total number of DVD-Audio titles available also will grow
spectacularly, from 780 this year to nearly 5,700 titles by 2004
series of sound presentations compared DVD-Audio and CD, so that
those in the audience could hear for themselves how
DVD-Audio surpasses CD or any previous audio medium for quality
and depth of sound.
The Conference also heard how DVD-Audio applications will revolutionize
audio and video production as well as provide
consumers with new options for personalizing their DVD-Audio discs.