LOS ANGELES -- Retailers need to figure the explosive growth of DVD into their video-merchandising plans.
For example, Warner Home Video, Burbank, Calif., has raised its estimate of installed DVD players by the end of the year by 21% -- from 3.3 million to 4 million. The studio projects the installed base to go up to 6.9 million by the end of 2000, to 11 million by 2001 and 15.2 million by 2002. These numbers are for dedicated DVD players only. Another 16 million DVD-ROM units are exp