DVD-based entertainment systems and surround sound
Electronics become more affordable with time. Although DVD-based entertainment systems remain a costly creature comfort, prices should eventually come down. They're available for $1,200 to $3,500, depending on their bells and whistles.
For example, split-screen systems that show two programs on a single screen, like the entertainment unit available in the Honda Odyssey, will appeal to large families.
Likewise, surround-sound systems could become an indispensable creature comfort in cars. And, improved entertainment sources such as MP3 players, satellite radio and high-definition radio will continue to drive demand for more advanced sound systems.