DisplaySearch To Host Panel At 5th Annual HDTV Conference

AUSTIN, TX--DisplaySearch will host a panel session covering "Next Gen DVD Hardware Outlook" at its upcoming 2007 HDTV Conference to be held October 10-11, 2007, at the Hilton Universal City in Los Angeles, CA.

"As the DVD market reaches maturity and the DVD player category begins to slowly decline in this latter stage of its life cycle, the battle to determine its replacement is fully underway," according to Paul Erickson, director of DVD and HD market research at DisplaySearch. "This market is in an interesting phase, with the dueling HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc formats creating a hardware market for both single- and dual-format solutions. With high definition players now in their third generation, prices dropping rapidly and the format battle deepening, understanding the current and future competitive situation for playback hardware is essential for assessing this market's potential."

This panel features presentations by several executives from the most influential companies in the next-generation DVD player market, and will focus on the short- and long-term prospects for players of each format. Hardware developments, new functionality and market positioning are among the topics to be examined.

DisplaySearch has co-located the HDTV Conference with the DVD Forum North America DVD conference, which takes place on Tuesday, October 9, 2007. Register for both events and save $100. For more information on both events, please visit www.displaysearch.com/hdtv2007.

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