Not much of a surprise, but here’s a number: The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) says sales of digital televisions grew more than 100 percent during the first quarter of 2006, as compared with the same quarter in 2005. CEA said 3.4 million DTVs were sold in the first quarter of 2006—a 101 percent increase in unit sales. Dollar sales were $3.6 billion. Flat panel sales were up 201 percent.
CEA says more than 35 million DTVs have been sold to date.