Michael Holmes

Editor in chief of Dealerscope

JVC Friday announced that it has promoted two executives to new positions. Michael Holmes has been named vice president of digital imaging, while Roger West is now manager of front projector and audio.

What makes a TV stand out from a sea of others hanging from a retailer’s wall or sitting on a showroom floor? What makes dealing with one manufacturer different from another?

2002 could be described as the year of the roller coaster. Predictions of an improving economy early in the year proved faulty as markets declined; companies continued to cut back on jobs; and consumer confidence plummeted to serious lows. Meanwhile, new developments in HDTV digital copyright protection have delighted some and frustrated others, leaving the consumer to make sense of complicated issues. The stress on Americans due to world political machinations and domestic corporate scandals hasn't helped much either. Still, retail did see a jump in numbers mid-fall, which could give hope for a promising holiday season. Dealerscope asked the industry some of the

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