Hard disks boost DVD recorder growth

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Hard disks boost DVD recorder growth

Digital video disc (DVD) recorders armed with hard disk drives are at the heart of a digital electronics boom sweeping Japan and, if consumers can overlook their hefty price tags, they may soon replace the 50 million VCRs a year being sold globally. “Nomura Securities estimates the global DVD recorder market will reach 500 billion yen ($4.6 billion) this year, while Pioneer estimates global demand to more than double next year to 8.24 million units from a forecast for 3.6 million units this year.”

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