Digital TV sets will net $70 billion in 2008

Global unit sales for all (not just digital) TVs will grow from 170 mln in 2003 to 196 mln in 2008, as consumers begin to replace their analog sets. This represents approximately $61 bln in 2003, growing to $86 bln in 2008. Further, with currently less than 20% of U.S. DTV-owning households watching actual HD content year 7.1% of global TV shipments were digital; this year IDC expects the percentage will reach higher than 12% to 60% by 2008.