HD Models Taking Over PVR Market

Monday, June 29th, 2009
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — The personal video recorder (PVR) market is continuing to grow, fueled by high-definition models (HD), reports In-Stat.

“Demand for HD units has increased dramatically recently,” says Mike Paxton, In-Stat analyst. “Over the past 18 months, HD PVR product unit shipments have not only surpassed SD PVR product unit shipments, they now account for nearly ¾ of all PVR product shipments.”

Recent research by In-Stat found the following:

  • Global PVR unit shipments exceeded 25 million in 2008.
  • Multi-room or “whole home” PVR service has become available in an increasing number of cities in the US over the last year.
  • On a regional basis, growth of PVR products is much stronger in Asia Pacific and Europe, compared to the more mature North American market.
  • Over ¼ of US survey respondents were extremely or very interested in multi-room PVR capability.

Recent In-Stat research, The PVR Product Market: Demand Remains Strong (#IN0904071ME), covers the worldwide market for personal video recorders.