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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.



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:
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?"



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
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.
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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