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Video rentals top DVDs

The Video Software Dealers Association (VSDA) said in a release Wednesday that the VHS format remains strong despite the increasing popularity of DVDs. Rentals of movies and the like on the VHS format topped those on the DVD format by nearly 3-to-1, the association said. VSDA said that while rental revenue for VHS was 83.4 percent and DVD was 16.6 percent for 2001, year-to-date totals show that revenue for DVD rose 12 percentage points. However, sales of movies on DVD outpaced those on VHS, according to Adams Media Research. Sales on DVD made up 52 percent of the market, compared with 48 percent for VHS. The VSDA is a not-for-profit international trade association for the home-entertainment industry.

The Video Software Dealers Association (VSDA) said in a release Wednesday that the VHS format remains strong despite the increasing popularity of DVDs. Rentals of movies and the like on the VHS format topped those on the DVD format by nearly 3-to-1, the association said. VSDA said that while rental revenue for VHS was 83.4 percent and DVD was 16.6 percent for 2001, year-to-date totals show that revenue for DVD rose 12 percentage points.

However, sales of movies on DVD outpaced those on VHS, according to Adams Media Research. Sales on DVD made up 52 percent of the market, compared with 48 percent for VHS. The VSDA is a not-for-profit international trade association for the home-entertainment industry.