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Sunday, November 23, 2008

HDTV costs fall, but will people buy?: Discounts likely during holidays amid weak economy, high inventory

Harry Wang, director of research at Parks Associates, which tracks the industry, said that by the time the economic reality sank in during the late summer, it was too late for panel makers to shut down production. Large inventory should translate into lower prices for TV manufacturers, retailers and consumers.

"Overall, the upcoming shopping season is a good place for consumers with good credit and cash on hand - it's definitely going to be a bargain-hunting place," Wang said. ...read more

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Economy slows home entertainment, automation growth

A Parks Associates survey of 1,090 U.S. households earlier this year showed that home theaters remain popular and that they are more recession-proof than several other categories of consumer electronics.

"I think that the notion of cocooning (at home) also resonates well in hard times," wrote analyst Kurt Scherf.

From the article, "Economy slows home entertainment, automation growth" by Jeff Smith

Monday, August 02, 2004

Wide-range WiMax may spur wireless broadband revolution

It's dubbed WiMax. And boosters predict this much-hyped technology will usher in a new revolution in high-speed wireless communications.  It's a revolution that could be significant for Colorado, with its hills, mountains and large open spaces - territory that usually doesn't attract high-speed Internet providers seeking an easy buck.

According to a study by Parks Associates, a Dallas research firm, the number of worldwide residential subscribers using WiMax is expected to rea ...read more

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