A positive spin to the slump of DVD

DVD revenue in the U.S. was off 8% in 2008, but a new research report projects it's only a matter of time before Blu-ray begins to compensate for declining returns from traditional discs.

For now, the picture is a bit dimmer. Even accounting for the sales of the fledgling high-def format, the home entertainment industry absorbed a 6% decline last year. 

The industry trade organization Digital Entertainment Group circulated year-end data for the segment on Wednesday, even as researcher SNL Kagan released a report projecting an incremental strengthening of home entertainment revenue over the next several years. 

Kagan said growth in the installed base on Blu-ray players eventually will help compensate more meaningfully for DVD declines

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