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Blu-ray shines in Germany

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New figures from the German division of GfK have shown that Blu-ray has had another successful year in the region.

According to Gfk, every tenth disc sold in Germany in the first half of 2010 was a Blu-ray Disc. Compared to the same period in 2009, this represents year-on-year growth of 127%.

3D home entertainment has also taken off since being the main attraction at this year’s IFA exhibition. 53,000 3DTVs were sold in Germany by the end of September, with GfK forecasting total sales of 150,000 by the end of the year. The market is expected to grow further in 2011 as more Blu-ray 3D movies become available.

“We expect to achieve double-digit million sales by the end of this year, doubling the 6.2 million BDs sold in 2009. We also expect sales of standalone BD players to be greater than one million,” said Kai Uwe Marner, chairman of the Blu-ray Group Germany. “It will be very exciting to see how the market will further grow next year, especially in regard to Blu-ray 3D.”

The German language press release can be read here.

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LG confirms 3D plans for the UK

LG has confirmed that it plans to launch a range of 3D TVs and a 3D Blu-ray Disc player in the UK this May.


The LG BX580 Blu-ray Disc player will ship with full support for Blu-ray 3D, while also remaining backwards compatible with 2D BDs and DVDs. The player also includes Wi-Fi support, enabling it to access web based content from sites such as YouTube. DNLA support, playback of content from an external hard drive and a USB connection complete the package.

The BX580 will hit the market at the same time as the LX9900 3D TV, which will be available in both 47” and 55” screen sizes.

For more information, visit the official LG blog.


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