Studios Talk Windows, Amazon Talks Pricing, Everyone Talks Blu-ray at Blu-Con
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — The studios’ home entertainment presidents had mixed news to share Nov. 2 at Blu-Con, the third annual Blu-ray Disc convention. DVD sales are down 14% to date, according to Ron Sanders, president of Warner Home Video and board president for DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group, which hosted the event. And the overall home entertainment business is still reeling from a rough economic climate, where consumers have turned to rental over sellthrough in droves. But Blu-ray sales are up 86%, and high-def disc is expected to generate $2 billion in revenue this year.