September 9, 1990 |
The 1980s witnessed a hailstorm of home-electronics hardware. The market was pelted by videocassette recorders, camcorders, big-screen TVs, compact disc players, laser disc players and home-theater systems. But on the threshold of a new decade, the mighty development wells of the consumer electronics industry seem to have temporarily dried up. "As far as ultra, ultra new products, there's nothing new," JVC senior vice president Harry Elias said.