D&H Eyes 3D
D&H Distributing announced this week that it is turning its eye towards new 3D products, seeing opportunities to cross-sell supporting products as home entertainment systems begin to incorporate 3D.
The company said in a press release that dealers should expect a big technology turnover in the near future as 3D TVs become more prevalent, similar to the adoptions in recent years of HDTV and Windows 7. These include 3D-specific accessories such as glasses, and later new gaming, computer and audio equipment.
"3D holds even more promise than LCD and plasma before it," D&H's senior vice president of sales, Jeff Davis, said as part of the announcement. "It could start a watershed of cross-selling opportunities. We’ve seen new technological developments such as this change market conditions and drive a whole new ecosystem of supporting products."
D&H went on to mention such specific products as Samsung’s UN55C8000 55" 1080p 3D LED HDTVs, Sherwood Audio’s "Hollywood at Home" virtual theater systems and Yamaha's YSP-5100 projector.
"Every time a new display technology emerges, it not only creates a profitable new sub-category in itself, but it initiates a surge in peripheral sales," David added. "The high-end consumers who buy 3DTVs will likely be looking to build these extra capabilities into their new-and-improved entertainment networks. We want our customers to be ready to turn this development into profits."