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It is amazing how a 50 dollar DVD player today rivals my first DVD player, and I won't admit how much I paid for it 6 years ago. Heck, I gave it to a friend a few years ago.

marxtacy

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Indeed it is, DVD player must be the fastest growing and declining price consumer electronic product IIRC.
DVD recorders are already lurking to go mainstream:
http://www.eetimes.com/sys/news/OEG20031205S0033
DVD recorders, a luxury consumer item produced almost exclusively by a handful of consumer electronics companies in Japan and Europe, are threatening to go mainstream as Chinese and Taiwanese manufacturers compete to push unit prices to as low as $200 in the next year.

A trivia quiz on DVD player:
"Which brand is the No. 1 DVD seller in the US?"


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http://www.apexdigitalinc.com/newsdetail.asp?linenumber=14
Watch out Sony! Apex, already No. 1 in U.S. DVD players, is taking aim at TVs

America's best-selling DVD players no longer come from Tokyo-based Sony Corp., but from a little-known Ontario, CA-based company whose founders started out in the scrap-metal business....Electronic Business online



http://www.twice.com/index.asp?layout=story&doc_id=129040&display=breakingNews
But despite off-price offers that included a $29 DVD player and a 50-inch Apex projection TV for $588, Richard didn't consider Black Friday weekend exceptionally promotional.


http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20031121005145&newsLang=en
About Apex Digital Inc.
Headquartered in Ontario, California, Apex Digital Inc. is the country's leading manufacturer and marketer of DVD home entertainment players and a fast-growing supplier of analog and digital televisions. Founded in 1999 by David Ji and Ancle Hsu, privately held Apex Digital, Inc. expects to exceed $1 billion-plus in sales for 2003. The company's products are now carried in over 20,000 retail outlets nationwide.





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