Sales of digital television (DTV) products continued to increase in August, with unit sales rising 10 percent over last August, according to figures from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA).
Unit sales for the month of August reached 328,838 units, up 10 percent from the same period in 2003. Dollar sales, which totaled more than U.S. $479 million, were up 7 percent from August 2003. In year-to-date totals, unit sales have reached 2.38 million and dollar sales were more than $3.3 billion.
CEA issued the sales figures at the Association for Maximum Service Television's (MSTV) 18th Annual Television Conference in Washington, D.C. and at CEA's first 2004 fall HDTV Update in Chicago, IL, U.S.
"Our industry continues to focus on expanding the market for DTV. The strong sales in August reflect that commitment," said Gary Shapiro, CEA President and CEO. "We look forward to dialogue with all interested in the HDTV transition at the fall HDTV update meetings."
CEA will be holding five local HDTV update meetings in the fall of 2004. According to the association, the events will help provide a perspective on where the analog to DTV transition is heading. Future meetings will be held in Newark, NJ, U.S. on October 5;in San Francisco, CA, U.S. on October 20; in Los Angeles, CA, U.s. on October 21; and in New York City, NY, U.S. on November 10.
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