Curved TVs, thanks to new high-end models from the likes of Samsung and LG, are making a comeback worldwide, according to research released this week by NPD Group.
If TV manufacturers want to successfully usher 4K Ultra HD TVs into the mainstream, they must avoid the same mistakes they made when introducing 3D TVs.
Worldwide shipments of LCD TVs dropped year over year for the first
time in history, according to a report issued Thursday by NPD
The first OLED (organic light emitting diode) TV displays, while
delayed, are still expected to reach the market late this year,
although the category is elected to make up less than ten percent
of the overall market for at least the next four years.
Worldwide shipments of LCD TVs will grow at a slower pace this year
than last, NPD DisplaySearch said Tuesday, with the overall TV
Global supply of LCD panels tightened in March, leading to a price increase the following month. That's according to NPD DisplaySearch data released Tuesday.
Consumers worldwide are shortening the amount of time they take to replace their TVs, according to an NPD DisplaySearch survey released Tuesday.
While no growth is expected in worldwide TV shipments this year, LCD TV shipments are expected to grow seven percent, driven by growing demand in emerging markets.
Worldwide television shipments followed six years of growth with a decline in 2011, according to data released Wednesday by NPD DisplaySearch. The total shipments dropped 0.3% to 247.7 million.
Shipments of 3D LCD panels reached 21 million in 2011, representing a 26 percent gain and taking up 10 percent of all LCD panels. That's according to an NPD DisplaySearch study released Wednesday.