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January 2, 1997updated 05 Sep 2016 1:07pm

ZENITH, THOMSON CONSUMER ELECTRONICS RUSH TO ANNOUNCE PLANS

By CBR Staff Writer

Responding instantly to the Federal Communications Commission’s announcement, Zenith Electronics Corp and Thomson Consumer Electronics Inc leaped forward to say they plan to introduce high-definition television sets to the consumer market next year. Zenith, Glenview, Illinois said the launch of its sets will coincide with the launch of commercial high-definition broadcasts. Thomson said that digital sets will cost more than today’s analog televisions, but was not specific. Zenith and Thomson were both members of the alliance that helped to devise the US standard just ratified.

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