The fact that consumers don't just drive longer distances, but also pass up more alternatives, indicates that the opportunity to choose a combo is highly valued by consumers.
Savings per funeral r There are substantial savings from having a funeral handled by a combo rather than a stand-alone: our estimates range from $492 to $880.
The data clearly reveal that many consumers are willing to go the extra mile, or miles, to get to a combo funeral home.
Part of the problem is a perception by some vendors that adding a DVD read function is enough to make a combo drive competitive with a stand alone CD-RW drive.
It's a reasonable prediction that many users would prefer a combo CD-RW/DVD drive rather than having to choose one or the other, or to specify a second drive, as long as the performance and price are comparable.
Leading edge write speeds are not currently available in a Combo OPU.
For this reason, drive makers will look to preserve their investment :in drive level write technology by choosing a combo controller that is compatible with their current CDRW solution.
A DVD-ROM pickup unit requires two laser diodes, one for DVD and another for CD since reading CD-R media is a requirement for a combo drive.
In a Combo OPU, this second laser diode needs to be a higher power device to support writing, and the laser driver and photo diode array must be redesigned to support the write function.
Gurin notes how important pharmacy department sales have become to a combo's overall performance.
Furthermore, H&BAs are more abundant in a combo than a conventional unit, averaging 6,200 items versus 2,800 items, respectively.