According to figures released by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), December 2004 factory-to-dealer sales of digital television (DTV) products reached 927,000 units, marking a 45-percent increase over December 2003.
Total DTV sales for 2004 reached 7.2 million units, an increase of 75 percent compared to year-end 2003. The December sales also mark a 10-percent increase over sales of 844,000 units in November.
Since the first products hit the market in late 1998, 16.1 million DTVs have shipped bringing more than $25 billion in factory revenues. One of the biggest drivers of DTV is flat panel displays, which accounted for 38 percent of the year-end DTV unit totals and reached 2.7 million units shipped in 2004.
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