Maxell Here to Help
Don Patrican’s name has been synonymous with Maxell and the blank media business for many years. His insights into the packaged media and CE accessory industry has kept Maxell at the top of the list among trusted brands. We caught up with him in, of all places, Dubai, United Arab Emerites, where he was acting as an ambassador for CEA at the HomeTech Middle East trade show.
Dealerscope: Blu-ray and HD DVD are going nowhere fast. How will more recordable options increase adoption of either format?
Don Patrican: Well, it’s certainly not here yet. We anticipate in late 2007 we will start to see a decent amount of high def DVD recorders and that should continue throughout 2008. We see 2009 being the critical year because in February of that year all television broadcasts will be done in high definition. This is locked in stone and we think this is going to have a dramatic impact on blank high definition DVD.