Wishlist for Christmas 2004: HDTV, MP3 player, digital camera

Consumer Electronics Association expects spending on tech gadgets and consumer electronics to increase 5% this holiday season, which is a slowdown from Christmas 2003, when the growth stayed at 14%. Number one item listed in the consumer survey?

Consumer Electronics Association expects spending on tech gadgets and consumer electronics to increase 5% this holiday season, which is a slowdown from Christmas 2003, when the growth stayed at 14%. Number one item listed in the consumer survey? Peace and happinness. As far as consumer electronics, HDTVs, MP3 players and digital cameras led the way, with strongest growth predicted for MP3 players.