Summary of the CEA's Unit Sales to Dealers of Select Video Pro
The percentages looked pretty good in Week 44, 2001 for the six video categories the CEA reports on weekly basis. With the exception of analog TV/VCR combos, categories managed gains or only slight losses over the same week last year.
Analog TV/VCR combos, fell 16.2 percent on the week, with 113,062 units sold, compared to 134,840 units a year ago. The category is down 9.0 percent for the year to date. Two other categories dropped for the week but still performed better than their year-to-date percentages. Analog direct view TVs fell 4.0 percent with 517,528 units, compared to 538,971 units a year ago. Year to date, the category is -13.0 percent. VCR decks fell 2.0 percent with 585,143 units, compared to 597,185 units a year ago. Year to date, the category is -35.2 percent.
Elsewhere, product categories posted gains that also trounced their year-to-date performances. Analog projection TVs, -23.3 percent year to date, sold 20,345 units, +8.7 percent compared to 18,724 units a year ago this week. Camcorders, -11.1 percent year to date, sold 165,958 units, +73.8 percent compared to 95,484 units a year ago this week. DVD players, +46.9 percent year to date, sold 549,290 units, +155.4 percent compared to 215,073 units a year ago this week.