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DTV set sales higher than ever

October factory-to-dealer shipments of DTV units have set a one-month record. According to figures released by the CEA, 292,856 DTV units were sold, which equals $471,669,338.

This represents a 56 percent increase in unit shipments and a 38 percent increase in sales more than a year ago. These figures also mark 12 percent and 7 percent increases, respectively, in September.

Year-to-date unit sales through October were 1,878,397 on dollar sales of $3.1 billion. DTV units are defined by the CEA as integrated sets (decodes ATSC terrestrial transmissions and displays them) and monitors displaying active vertical scanning lines of at least 480p.

For more information visit www.ce.org.

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