Tuesday May 26, 2009

JavaOne is almost here!

I cannot believe that JavaOne is exactly a week away! The weeks have been flying by, but we are anxiously awaiting all the fun we have in store for the folks coming to JavaOne. If you have always wanted to come to JavaOne, this is the year to do it! For all the latest on what is going on at JavaOne this year and so much more, go here. As you have seen, my fabulous friend and partner in all things here at Sun, Heidi and I have been recording videos of our road to JavaOne and posting to Sun Total Access Network each week. If you haven't seen any of them yet, make sure you go and check them out. Some of them are actually quite funny!  Last week I had the opportunity to sit down with Bill Sheppard and David Bryant to talk all about Blu-ray, This Ain't Your Dad's Java Live! from JavaOne, Java Utopia and much more. Make sure to stay tuned throughout the week of JavaOne to get the play by play from Heidi and I as well as a few guest surprises as well. Enjoy your day! :-) And just for a laugh, enjoy the latest video from one of my most favorite people, Chris Melissinos:

Friday Jun 13, 2008

Blu-ray Momentum Continues!

Happy Friday everyone! Bill Sheppard, Chief Digital Media Officer, forwarded on some momentum in the Blu-ray space that I thought I would share with all of you:

Blu-ray Disc hardware and software are making huge gains in the home entertainment market. Although hardware supplies are limited at retail,

demand is extremely high. Here are some interesting facts about Blu-ray:

According to a study released by the NPD GROUP on June 3:

Almost 4 million HDTV owners plan to buy a BD-capable player in the next six months. Consumers who purchased a BD set-top player cited "leading-edge

technology" and a "superior viewing experience" as primary reasons for making the purchase. And they indicated a clear preference for BD content.

Source - NPD



PLAYSTATION / BLU-RAY SURVEY RESULTS

In a survey conducted in the first half of May 2008 of almost 3,000 PS3 owners, Sony Computer Entertainment America gathered the following information:

Approximately 52% plan to purchase 6+ BD titles in the next 12 months

Approximately 50% prefer to exclusively purchase or rent movies in BD format, even if they have to wait longer for the title release.

Over 40% report increased movie viewing since the purchase of PS3.

Source - Sony Computer Entertainment America Internal Data



BLU-RAY SOFTWARE SALES


Blu-ray Disc software sales in the U.S. have exceeded the 11 million mark. Blu-ray Disc software sold for the first four months of 2008 are more than 4.5 times the amount sold in the same time period in 2007. In the first quarter of 2007, Blu-ray Disc sales for day-and-date titles represented 1.7% of total sales for the top 10 selling titles in comparison to the DVD version of the same title.  In the first quarter of 2008, that percentage has been raised to 14.3%.

Source - Redhill Group for Home Media Magazine

Blu-ray momentum continues to grow! I look forward to what the future has to bring in this space (especially in the music world!). Enjoy your day! :-D

 

 


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