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  DVDs are super fast sellers
Updated 20 December 2001, 12.16
DVDs are selliing super fast
DVDs have become the fastest selling entertainment product of all time.

In just three years around three million DVD (Digital Versatile Discs) players have been sold in Britain, and this year almost 40m DVDs will be bought.

Halved in price in the last year

It took CDs and videos seven years to sell three million players, but DVD players have sold much more quickly, especially during 2001.

This time last year players were twice as expensive, and since the drop in price around two million have found their way into homes.

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And the run-up to Christmas has boosted DVDs even more, with 10 million expected to be bought ready for unwrapping on Christmas Day.

The new way to watch films will get a further boost in the next couple of years, when DVD players that you can record on will become more popular and cheaper.

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