The end might be nigh for the standard DVD but it is very unlikely that Blu-Ray will be the harbinger of death. Especially when it comes to car DVD players.
At this point in time, the Blu-Ray players are too expensive, the media itself costs too much, and there isn’t enough of an increase in quality between DVD and Blu-ray to entice the average consumer into changing to the new format, especially with car DVD players. However the players aren’t cheap to buy.
What’s worse is that the discs aren’t much cheaper and won’t display their full value on a 7-15 inch automotive DVD screen. The new players are scheduled to go on sale in Japan (only Japan, so far) in the fall of 2009. So if people aren’t looking for Blu-Ray car DVD players what do they want?
When it comes to the automotive DVD most people are on the lookout for:
* Better sound and picture quality
* Additional sub woofers
* 16:9 ratio displays
* Low battery drainage
* GPS navigation units
* Bluetooth connectivity
If you are selling on eBay or any other ecommerce network your best bet, based on best selling car DVD units is to focus on units with GPS. A lot of consumers want a unit with GPS capable multimedia!
The Blu-Ray capable players may or may not ever take off, and right now it isn’t feasible to try and sell them anyway, as there isn’t anything on the market yet that is priced for reselling profitably.
Since the DVD player is in a car, it only seems natural that many buyers would be interested in having the GPS available, too. That may be even more true right now, since this is summertime and hence vacation time.
With families on road trips and traveling for vacations, besides wanting their car entertainment system to entertain passengers such as restless, bored kids—a GPS device would definitely come in handy! So don’t worry about Blu-Ray just yet. Focus instead on GPS and you will watch your business fly.