DisplaySearch HDTV Conference 2007

.DisplaySearch recently announced that it will hold HDTV Conference on October 10-11, 2007 in Los Angeles California where executives from both Blu-ray Disc & HD DVD Camps will address the adoption of next-generation DVDs, regardless of format. All of us are aware of the success story of both the Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD formats. Blu-ray Disc boasts more storage space and benefits from high volume Playstation 3 sales whereas HD DVD being a combo player supports both HD and standard definition DVDs.

The key issues that will be discussed in the panel would include

  • How do the sales of HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc hardware and software compare?
  • Is consumer adoption where the industry expected, and what will it take to motivate more to buy?
  • Is the magic bullet for consumers lower player prices, upcoming big titles or convincing them of the benefits of high definition regardless of format?
  • When will the collective power of the 190 Blu-ray Disc companies actually begin to demonstrate its clout?
  • Will the Paramount defection prolong the format war?
  • Will Warner Bros. follow suit and make a deal with the HD DVD group?
  • Chief persons in the discussion panel of DisplaySearch’s DVD Format Session include Andy Parsons, SVP, Pioneer and Chairman of US Promotion Committee, Blue-ray Disc Association, Don Ecklund, EVP, Advanced Technologies, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Ken Graffeo, EVP, Marketing, Home Entertainment Universal Studios, Co-president, HD DVD North America Promotion Group, Amir Majidimehr, Corporate VP, Consumer Media Technology Group, Microsoft, Dan Silverberg, VP, High Definition Media Development, Warner Bros., Moderator: Russ Crupnick, VP, Senior Industry Analyst, Entertainment, The NPD Group.

    Via: Businesswire