DVD Summit: DVD households set to boom

Hybrid DVD phenomenal growth predicted

If you thought dedicated DVD players were the only way manufacturers could get DVD into the home, think again.

At the DVD Summit in Dublin Monday, speakers took turns to reiterate the phenomenal growth of the medium and, against a backdrop of threats in the guise of piracy, broadband and Video on Demand, predicted a boom with the advent of Sony's Playstation 2 gaming console and a raft of set top boxes that will have hybrid DVD functionality.

By 2003, on analyst firm predicts the total number of European DVD Video households could reach over 42m.

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