Americans continue to flock to the store to buy video cassette recorders, 4.7 million of them so far in 1985, the Electronic Industries Assn. said Sunday.
Sales are 62% ahead of a year ago, based on the number of sets sold to retailers during the first six months of the year.
Close to a million VCRs were sold in June alone.
Sales of black-and-white TVs continue to dip. For the first half of the year, 1.6 million were sold, a 25% reduction from last year.
Projection TVs, the big-screen sets that used to be seen only in bars, may be catching on for use at home. From January through June, 100,000 were sold, up 28.9%.