Chapter 7


There is an interesting dichotomy in the DVD world today. With over 8,000 titles already on the market, and another 2,000 due out before the end of 2001, DVD-Video has become a very popular consumer home entertainment format. Market research companies predict an installed base of about 20 million consumer players by the end of 2001. Sales of personal computers with DVD-ROM drives are running about three times higher than the rate of DVD-Video players sold, with a projected installed base of over 60 million by the end of 2001. Perhaps the most interesting statistic is that there are fewer than 200 titles on the market that have been designed specifically for these DVD-ROM systems.

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