Just wanted to thank all of you who helped pump High Def (HD) and digital television (DTV) sales over the holidays.
According to the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), sales hit 2.3 million, marking a 35% increase over the same two-month time frame in 2004. We can only expect a similar increase in January and February this year due to the upcoming Super Bowl XL and Winter Olympics -- sports fans do love their HDTV. (Do you think the Winter X Games will have anything to due with increased HD/DTV sales this year?)
For numbers junkies, total 2005 DTV sales were more than 12 million units and $17 billion; HD products represented 85% or $14.5 billion of those sales.
Actually, the CEA really should be thanking you on behalf of all of their manufacturing members (they are the ones who compile all of these interesting sales figures).