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Men and women want high-definition televisions for their holiday gift

Tech gadgets are increasingly becoming hot coveted items, as found by a Solutions Research Group. More than three-quarters of the 1,200 American men and women surveyed had at least one digital lifestyle products on their holiday season wish lists.

By far the most popular item on everyone’s tech list is a flat-screen high-definition television, making up 35 percent of mentions in the subgroup. Interestingly enough, those very same that put HDTVs on their lists may not use the technology to its full potential. Only 6 percent listed Blu-ray Disc or HD DVD players and only 2 percent intended to get HD boxes from their cable or satellite company.

Some of those HDTVs, however, maybe used for high-definition gaming. For men’s top 10 lists, the PlayStation 3 led all consoles at sixth spot, with both Xbox 360 and Wii taking ninth and tenth, respectively. When considering women’s wishlists, the Wii was the only games machine in the top 10, listed at eighth. With both genders combined, the Wii became the most desired console at eighth, just one spot ahead of the PS3.

Common wants for both men and women were HDTV, laptop computers, digital still cameras, digital video cameras, desktop computers, GPS car navigation systems, Nintendo Wii and cell phones.

Despite the broad appeal of its products, Apple did not show up on the overall top 10 list. The iPhone was specifically named for 15th place, with the MacBook at 11th. Women appeared to prefer Apple computers more than men, placing the MacBook at ninth place.

For more on the Digital Life America – Holiday 2007 Edition report, see the full news release (PDF).



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Who Gives... ?
By mmntech on 10/10/2007 7:47:52 PM , Rating: 3
Who gives $1000+ gifts for Christmas like HDTVs and laptops? Will they adopt me? I was lucky to get a $250 widescreen monitor for my birthday last year. Most expensive gift I've even gotten. lol.




RE: Who Gives... ?
By Spuke on 10/10/2007 8:48:28 PM , Rating: 2
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Who gives $1000+ gifts for Christmas like HDTVs and laptops?
It happens quite a bit. I don't do that but my in laws do. My wife and I attended a b-day party once and, wow, do they lavish each other with gifts. My wife felt inadequate (I don't care). These are not rich people either but are upper middle class. I grew up pretty poor and until the last 10 years, I never knew that middle class people could live so good. We're truly blessed in this country.


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