I don't think the race is over , the economy has changed and end users are willing to pay more for quality and performance

Manufacturers have adjusted to economics and therefore are willing to set a different standard. Approach to the industry

Who and why has changed in the sales process , more low end, high end , less in the middle on the stat's

consumer confidence is high , therefore sales are in line with that

The HD Quality has jumped into the market with coax and integration using existing infrastructures 

This has changed the perception of market and therefore changed all the variables .