Monthly Archives: April 2011

Price Trumps TV Brand As Consumers Replace Older TVs Faster Than Ever

Consumers worldwide are replacing their televisions – be them traditional CRT TVs or newer flat-screen HDTV displays – at a faster rate than ever, fuelled by switchovers from analogue to digital TV broadcasts, as well as a generic decline in the prices of flat panel televisions to more affordable levels, according to the latest data from market research and consulting ... Read More »

Sharp Launches LC40LE831E & LC46LE831E 2nd-Gen Quattron 3D LED LCD TVs

Sharp has launched a follow-up series of LED-backlit LCD TV displays to succeed last year’s Quattron range. The Aquos LE831 will feature the second-generation of the company’s groundbreaking quad-pixel technology, 3D capabilities, integrated Freeview HD tuner, and web connectivity including optional Skype support. Four screen sizes are available: the 40-inch LC40LE831E, the 46-inch LC46LE831E, the 52-inch LC52LE831E, and the 60-inch ... Read More »

Bang and Olufsen Unveils Gigantic B&O BeoVision 4 85-Inch 3D Plasma TV

Danish luxury audio-visual equipment manufacturer Bang and Olufsen (B&O) has launched its first 3D TV display, and true to form, it is beyond the reach of us mere mortals. The BeoVision 4-85 is a ginormous screen measuring 85 inches in size, reserved only for footballers and investment bankers with the wealth and floor space to spare. The 85-inch plasma HDTV ... Read More »

UK Consumer Spending On 3D Blu-Ray Discs To Rise Tenfold This Year

Consumer spending on 3D Blu-ray discs in the United Kingdom is predicted to rise tenfold in 2011, according to the latest research from IHS Screen Digest. The estimates were made based on a number of positive developments in the three-dimensional home entertainment scene, including increased awareness of home 3D technology among the British public, as well as growing penetration of ... Read More »

Philips Transfers 70% Stake In TV Arm To LCD Maker TPV As Losses Mount

Philips has taken its first step towards withdrawing from the TV market by divesting 70% of its television arm into a joint venture with a Chinese manufacturer. The deal was announced as the Dutch corporation reported a 31% decline in net profit for the first quarter of 2011, largely due to continuing losses that plague its TV business. Under the ... Read More »