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Los Angeles – Blu-ray Discs, electronic sell-through (EST) and video-on-demand (VOD) all registerd the home entertainment industry’s highest growth margin marks for the third quarter 2012, according to a study released Friday by the Digital Entertainment Group.
The home entertainment industry’s promotions group said Blu-ray, EST and VOD all saw material increases as overall consumer spending on home entertainment content remained stable with a 0.24 percent increase compared with the third quarter of 2011.
Among the most promising trends in the period were the following:
From a hardware standpoint, sales of Blu-ray players into homes rose 5 percent in the quarter to 2.8 million Blu-ray Disc players (including BD set-tops, PS3s and HTiBs). Total household penetration of all Blu-ray-compatible devices now stands at close to 50 million U.S. homes.
In addition, 7.8 million HDTVs were sold to U.S. consumers in the period, raising HDTV U.S. household penetration to more than 101 million U.S. households to date.
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