Hong Kong's biggest CE show reveals more than just electronics By David Dritsas Every year, a Dealerscope editor attends the Hong Kong Electronics Fair, October 12 through 16, 2003. Dealerscope was sponsored to attend the show by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and it gives us the opportunity to visit an area that is becoming significantly more important in the consumer electronics world. And while a show like this might not be as glamorous or as ground breaking as a CES, it does give us a good opportunity to see what's happening abroad for the electronics industry. Needless to say, it's been a rough year

By David Dritsas For audio and home theater, the Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association's (CEDIA) show is one of the best shows to attend. At this year's expo, products featuring new surround sound formats and multi-channel audio formats are bound to generate interest, in addition to the growing presence of digital audio in non-PC-based home systems. Here's a sampling of what you'll see at the show. B&K is showcasing a number of new products, including the AVR-307 a/v receiver ($3,498 SRP) that features Dolby ProLogic, Dolby Digital, DTS, THX, 6.1 Surround, 7.1 Surround and Surround EX. It also contains a seven-channel amplifier that

U.S. Listing for the consumer Electronics and Major Appliance trade In this section, Dealerscope profiles the top 10 retail demographic market areas, reporting on 1999 retail entrances and exits, regional economic highlights and outlooks for 2000. 1. New York City Entrances & Exits: When Circuit City opened its first store in New York City in 1998, it proved to other national chains that the big rent of the big city is quickly compensated by the big spenders in the big city. Consequently, the Big Apple in the last year saw even more megastore openings. Office Depot opened its first Manhattan store—a 21,000-sq.-ft .store

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