The New Technology Battle for the Home

There’s no question that 2004 was a tremendous year for the consumer electronics industry. Total shipments of U.S. consumer electronic products climbed 11 percent for the year, to $113.5 billion, according to the Consumer Electronics Association. And 2005 is expected to be even bigger, with another 11 percent increase predicted by the association.

As always, consumers continue to upgrade performance with the latest tech-driven products, rather than merely replacing worn-out TVs and CD players with lower cost ones. That’s why the real.....

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