Flipping the video

  IT HAS been a gloomy autumn for retailers selling television sets, audio gear and other consumer electronics. Demand for such goods, according to Retrevo, a search and shopping site, has headed steadily south since last summer. It spiked in late November (the traditional start of the holiday shopping season) as bargain-hunters knocked down doors to snap up one-time offers, then promptly fizzled out again.  more