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High Expectations For DTV Sales

With visible results from the FCC mandate on integrating digital tuners in the U.S., increasing numbers of terrestrial broadcasters in Europe going digital, and the price differential between an analog and digital set coming down to a reasonable level, one can expect great things from this market. As a result, the high-tech market research firm forecasts that DTV set unit shipments will reach 93 million units in 2008, up from 17 million units in 2004. Unit shipments will be spread worldwide, with Asia being the largest of the DTV set markets.

According to Michelle Abraham, a Senior Analyst with In-Stat/MDR,