So, apparently sales of Blu-ray players and DTV converter boxes are on the up and up now that the format war is over and the DTV transition
is quickly approaching in the USA -- who would've thunk it? According to reports, Funai
's latest quarter saw an operating income increase of 108.8%, and it didn't hesitate to thank sales of Blu-ray players
and DTV converters for such a surge. The outfit also proclaimed that sales of CRT TVs and DVD decks were down, and even though the boost from converter boxes will be short lived, it's hoping a deeper adoption of BD and sales of Philips-branded LCD TVs will compensate in 2009. Godspeed, we say.