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TWICE: What's the latest on your plans for launch?
Gonzalez: We are currently going through UL and FCC (part 15B) testing ... Our manufacturer, Jabil, is ramping up production in parallel with our testing right now. Our initial order was for over 10,000 units on our HD media server, HD media receiver and PRO media receiver.
A variety of new capabilities will appear in 2010 camcorders, including built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, while vendors overall embrace flash memory as the predominant recording format.
The camcorder market enjoyed 7 percent growth from January through October 2009 vs. the same period in 2008, according to The NPD Group, although dollar volumes shrank 14 percent.
DisplaySearch gave TV makers reason to be optimistic about the forthcoming launch of their new 3D TV lines in 2010.
The market research firm released findings of a worldwide advanced TV study that predicts 3D TV sales will exceed 1 million units this year.
Sanyo Electric unveiled at International CES a restyled Xacti FullHD camcorder that is thin and light enough to be carried in a pants pocket.
The Xacti VPC-CS1, which carries a $299 suggested retail, will capture video in 1,920 by 1,080 resolution, and features a compact body design measuring just 27mm thick and weighing 0.35 pounds (including battery and SD memory card).
Home entertainment set-top box resource Mvix recently launched the Mvix Ultio Pro, a hard-drive-based media center that supports the recording and playback of up to 1080p HD video content.
The Ultio Pro is said to contain high-end video processing and will store HD media on its internal hard drive. The box connects to an HDTV via an HDMI output, and will playback digital images as well as videos and music.