Monthly Archives: February 2011

Sales Of Toshiba Glasses-Free 3D TV Hurt By High Costs & Small Screens

Sales of the Toshiba GL1 series of glasses-free 3D TV displays did not even reach half of the company’s initial expectations since they were launched eight weeks ago in Japan. However, the disappointing data is more likely to be due to the models’ poor price-to-screen-size ratio, rather than outright rejection of autostereoscopic 3D technology by the Japanese public. In an ... Read More »

Strong Demand For Big-Screen HDTVs Halts Price Decline In USA: iSuppli

Americans are displaying a voracious appetite for big-screen HDTV sets, so much so that price declines have been staved off by strong demand, market research and consulting firm iSuppli has reported. Going against the trend of decreasing prices as a whole, the average price of flat-panel televisions measuring at least 50 inches in screen size actually rose in January 2011 ... Read More »

Panasonic & Sony Launching Smaller 3D LED LCD TV Models To Woo Gamers

Although conventional wisdom dictates that 3D content is best experienced on larger screens to maximise immersiveness, some TV manufacturers are taking the bold step of implementing 3D capabilities on HDTV displays as small as 32 inches in screen size. While part of the reasons for doing so is to pique the interest of the gaming community, this may be a ... Read More »

LED-Backlit LCD TVs To See Rapid Growth In China & Brazil: iSuppli

The proportion of LCD TV displays that use LED backlight technology is set to grow rapidly in the emerging markets of China and Brazil, according to California-headquartered market research and consulting firm iSuppli. Expanding beyond the developed markets of North America and Europe which may hit saturation point over the next few years, LED penetration among LCD screens is expected ... Read More »

Panasonic Still Leads Plasma TV Market, But Samsung & LG Catching Up

Japanese HDTV manufacturer Panasonic is still the overall leader in the global plasma TV market in terms of shipment volume, but its market share is being slowly eroded by South Korean rivals Samsung and LG Electronics. Together, these three companies account for more than 97% of the plasma panels supplied worldwide in 2010. These data were gleaned from the Plasma ... Read More »