DVD player prices set to drop

Acer Labs intros chipset combo

The price of DVD players is set to plummet over the next year as Taiwanese manufacturers implement an Acer Labs Inc (ALi) solution. At Computex last week, ALi introduced a chipset for MPEG-2m Dolby Digital decode and DVD channel control. ALi claims it is the first chipset which provides a complete solution. The Acer subsidiary has struck deals with manufacturers in Taiwan and mainland China, it said. ® Computex 99 coverage

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