Digital TV Q1 Sales More Than Double
May 11, 2006
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U.S. sales of digital televisions (DTV) grew more than 100 percent during the first quarter of 2006, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) said.

According to new figures released by CEA, the industry sold 3.4 million DTV units during the first quarter of 2006, equaling a 101-percent increase in unit sales over the same time last year, and U.S. $3.6 billion in dollar sales.

Unit sales of flat-panel displays also increased dramatically during the first quarter with a 201-percent jump.

"More than 35 million DTV units now have now been sold since market introduction in 1998," said CEA President and CEO Gary Shapiro. "These figures demonstrate that consumers continue to embrace this exciting new technology as we move apace to the end of analog broadcasting. We thank specialty retailers for their leading role in driving this unprecedented transition."

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