Monthly Archives: February 2011

Samsung Give Conflicting Views On Exclusive Deals For 3D Blu-Ray Discs

Such is the controversy surrounding the practice of TV manufacturers securing exclusive 3D Blu-ray discs to be bundled with their 3DTV models (the most famous one being Panasonic’s stranglehold on Avatar until 2012), even Samsung is having a tough time aligning its stance on the matter. In separate interviews with two online publications last week, the Korean conglomerate had issued ... Read More »

TV Makers Brace For Tough 2012 Due To Flat Panel Oversupply From China

TV manufacturers are bracing themselves for debilitating price war by the end of 2012, sparked by an oversupply of flat-screen televisions on the global market as a result of several Chinese production plants becoming fully operational at that time. Drawing comparisons with certain apocalyptic prophecies related to the end of the Mayan calender, concerned officials in the HDTV industry have ... Read More »

1 In 5 Viewers See No Difference Between HD & SD TV Programmes: Poll

Nearly one out of five viewers cannot see the difference between high-definition (HD) and standard-def (SD) TV programmes, according to an informal online poll put up this month by UK-based computer magazine PC Advisor. However, it is unclear whether these sceptics were actually getting the best HD picture quality possible by using the appropriate HDTV display, connection method and video ... Read More »

LG’s FPR Passive 3D LCD TV Technology Making Waves In Chinese Market

Despite being labelled as “outdated” by at least one major competitor, the film-type patterned retarder (FPR) 3D LCD TV technology pushed by Korean manufacturer LG Electronics has generated highly positive responses in the Chinese market, both in terms of consumer feedback and actual sales. According to the corporation’s LCD-making division LG Display, more than 100,000 units of 3D TVs equipped ... Read More »

Sony & Panasonic Lead Global Sales Of 3D LCD & Plasma TV Respectively

Japanese TV manufacturers Sony and Panasonic have sold the most units of 3D LCD TV and 3D plasma television worldwide respectively over the final quarter of 2010, according to the latest data from market research firm DisplaySearch. Korean consumer electronics giant Samsung remains the overall leader though when total 3D TV shipments comprising both display technologies are taken in account. ... Read More »