HDTV News: According to a new report, the launch of Full HD television services will not significantly affect sales of Blu-ray discs or players.
The report titled “Full HD: Blu-ray Camp Claims Broadcasters ‘Mislead’ Consumers”, was published by the Strategy Analytics Connected Home Devices service.
Full HD programming has recently been introduced in the US by satellite companies DirecTV and Dish Network, and in France by cable operator Numericable.
Claims that these services provide HD pictures and sound of a quality equal to that provided by Blu-Ray discs, has been refuted by the Blu-ray Disc Association.
According to Strategy Analytics, satellite TV services are in competition with cable and IPTV services, not with the Blu-ray Disc format itself.