The US Consumer Electronics Association has warned that overall revenues within the consumer electronics sector are likely to fall by 7.7% to $165 billion by the end of 2009.
Denon has announced it has taken greater steps to cement itself as a viable manufacturer of Blu-ray players, with the launch of the Denon DBP-2010.
Sony hopes that its new MovieIQ service will be the 'killer app' for Blu-ray Live, serving up instant trivia and info to movie viewers at the push of a remote button.
In a bid to push BD-Live technology into the mainstream, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has announced MovieIQ, a new feature that will be available on its Blu-ray line-up from September.
Philips has revealed that its much-anticipated BDP7300 Blu-ray player will be out this month for the reasonable price of £249.
There's definitely a sea change happening with the prices of Blu-ray players. Sharp's latest, BD-HP22H, comes in at a pinch under £200 (£199.99 to be precise) and offers BD-Live connectivity, 24Hz video output and 7.1 surround sound.
A German Blu-ray production studio has finally shown off a BD-Live application that we can all get excited about – VOD through your Profile 2.0 Blu-ray player.
Let's face it: while we all want to watch the extras on our Blu-ray discs, sometimes there doesn't seem to be enough time in the day to flick on the special features.