Philips Portable DVD Player (PET320). Available now for $129 SRP. It may look like a portable CD player but this unit is also a portable DVD player with a 3.5-inch LCD screen built-in. All the controls are on the top of the unit, under the screen. Call (808) 744-5477 or visit www.philips.com. Definitive Technology's ProCinema 800 system. The satellites for this new system have built-in pressure-coupled planar medite passive radiators. Definitive claims these extend the low frequency response as well as deliver improved linearity, better transient response and lower distortion. Other advancements include BDSS, a patent-pending driver technology that couples a balanced
Proton will begin selling 32-inch and 37-inch LCD televisions in the U.S., Canada and Mexico starting this summer, according to the company. Known for its CRT televisions, Proton is now working with Brix Lab on a new line of LCD TVs that will be available exclusively through the Brix Lab distribution channel. Brix Lab is already the exclusive distributor for Proton-branded television products in North America, and is responsible for all sales and marketing activities for Proton in the U.S., Mexico and Canada. Proton televisions will be available at retailers that cater to home theater enthusiasts and audiophiles, according to a Brix statement. "We are pleased
Mobile entertainment comes into its own By Ivan Berger As many electronics devices as there are in modern cars, there's always room for more, and a few hundred exhibitors at CES showed their ideas of what they should be. Most of the new gear was still audio and video, of course, but there were some interesting new technologies. Digital radio was no surprise—not just from the XM and Sirius satellites, but now from terrestrial FM and AM stations carrying HD Radio at last. Fewer than 100 stations were on the air with it during CES, but HD signals should reach about 65 percent of
Company Web Site Page# 2Wire www.2wire.com 58 3Com www.3com.com 32, 58 AccessorySolutions.com www.accessorysolutions.com 54 AMD www.amd.com 58 Audiovox www.audiovox.com 32, 64 B&W www.bwloudspeakers.com 52, 73 Belkin Components www.belkin.com 32, 70 Buy Link www.buylink.com 54 Canon www.canon.com 16 Channel Master www.channelmaster.com 71 Cidco www.cidco.com 72 Cisco Systems www.cisco.com 58 CMC Magnetics Corp. www.cmcdisk.com 72 CMi Worldwide www.cmiworldwide.com 40, 76 Cobra www.cobraelec.com 16, 64, 66 Compaq www.compaq.com 60, 58 Computer Expressions www.computerexpressions.com 70 Conexant www.conexant.com 58 Creative www.creativelabs.com 50 DataPlay www.dataplay.com 67 Denon www.del.denon.com 38 Dirt Devil www.dirtdevil.com 77 EnGenius www.engenius.com 62 Epoch www.epochsales.com 36 Ericsson www.ericsson.com 64 EspriTV, Inc. www.espritv.com 40 Fujitsu www.fujitsu.com 36, 67 Harmon-Kardon <a href="http://www.harmon.com"
† Share estimates based on individual manufacturers' "best guess" of the market **Retail outlet market share estimates based on larger sample size than in previous years. Note: All numbers have been rounded. Because of rounding, total may not equal 100 percent. HDTVs (Includes HD-Ready Sets) 1999 Brand Share Estimates† 1999 Brand 1999 1998 vs. 1998 Mitsubishi 42.50% 78.00% -45.51% Toshiba 15.5 0 NA Panasonic 15 20 -25 Pioneer 8.2 0 NA RCA/ProScan 4 0 NA
By Janet Pinkerton I was going to write this column for a Web-zine called "Skirt." But after marking my seven-year anniversary at Dealerscope, I decided to let you have it. Yesterday, at this writing, was March 15, the date I drove an hour and a half through the aftermath of the first big blizzard of 1993 to arrive at Dealerscope for my first day of work. I and another newly hired associate editor were the only people on the Dealerscope staff to make it in. Everyone else had wisely stayed home. Thus began my Dealerscope odyssey. Milestones I remember: • My first major