Consumers dropped $4.5 billion on electronics during the time period, lagging behind last year's sales by about one-half
percent. Other hot sellers include digital picture frames, with dollar sales up by 204%; LCD TVs with revenue up 64%; digital single-lens reflex cameras revenue up 29%; and computer notebook revenue
NPD analyst Steve Baker says that electronics brands are doing a better job overall of positioning, promoting and marketing this year. Consumers are buying a lot more accessories, like wall mounts, and services like installation because, he says, "a lot more attention has been paid to that."