The personal video recorder (PVR) market is continuing to grow, fuelled by high-definition models, 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 3â„4 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 1â„4 of US survey respondents were extremely or very interested in multi-room PVR capability.