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December 02, 1989 - Image 94

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1989-12-02

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Of The Future

High-tech electronic products
are always popular
gift items.


lectronics fans seem to be
getting a chance to pause
and catch their breath, a
time between surges in
The most popular innovations of
recent years, compact disc players
and videocasette recorders, are now
in millions of homes. Indeed, sales
of videocasette recorders dipped last
year for the first time. And the items
expected to mark the next great
tides on the market digital audio


tapes and high definition television
aren't yet on the market.

"In 1987 there was been nothing
really new, but there has been sort
of a penetration on all levels of
what's out there," commented elec-
tronics writer Peter McWilliams.

Mark V. Rosenker of the Elec-
tronic Industries Association
stressed the continuing "tremen-
dous markets for stereo, color tele-
vision, compact disc" and other

items that have become popular in
the last couple of years.
"VCRs have grown up, they are
in more than half the homes in
America," he said. And now atten-
tion is turning to the innovations of
the future, particularly high defini-
tion television.
Consumers are improving what
they have, moving up to a better,
more complex, versions of VCRs and
other items. McWilliams, author of
Peter McWilliams Personal Elec-

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