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Byline: BRIAN DEAGON
Hollywood studios, electronics retailers and consumer electronics makers have a potential gold mine waiting for them when a new generation of DVD players starts to arrive late this year.
Total U.S. sales of standard DVD players have approached $15 billion, says the Consumer Electronics Association. Many predict even higher sales of the new high-definition DVD players. And Hollywood is looking at a market that should surpass $10 billion a year in high-def DVD movie sales.
DVD players, introduced in 1997, are the fastest-growing consumer electronics product ever. The CEA says more than three of every four U.S. homes already own a DVD player. A shift to new high-def DVD players should go along with the move to high-definition TV and …