Monthly Archives: May 2012

Flat Panel Upgrades Cut TV Replacement Cycle To 7 Years

According to the most recent update to the Global TV Replacement Study published annually by market intelligence firm NPD DisplaySearch, the worldwide television replacement cycle has shrunk from 8.4 to 6.9 years over the last twelve months. Several factors were put forward by the report to account for this, including lower prices, more screen size choices, as well as a ... Read More »

UHDTV Standards Comprising 4K & 8K TV Announced By ITU

Technical specifications for the next two generations of super high resolution TV broadcast have been drafted by international telecommunication standards organisation ITU, heralding the inevitable arrival of UHDTV (Ultra High Definition Television). The new standard – dubbed Recommendation by ITU – was developed by Study Group 6 of the body’s radiocommunications division (ITU-R), with input from television industry experts as ... Read More »

Sony Pulls Out Of LCD TV Panel Joint Venture With Sharp

Sony has pulled out from a joint venture project with Sharp Corporation to co-develop and sell large-sized LCD television panels and modules. The Japanese TV manufacturers jointly announced the decision in a press statement this week. Sony pulls out of LCD TV panel joint venture with Sharp The partnership began on the 1st of July 2009, when Sharp transferred one ... Read More »

LG 55EM960V OLED TV Price (£7k) & Availability Revealed

LG Electronics has unveiled its EM960V series of OLED television at an event in Monaco this week. The LG 55EM960V – described as the “most advanced commercial OLED TV” by the Korean consumer electronics manufacturer – is scheduled to hit European markets in the second half of 2012 at a price of 9,000 euros (around £7,200). LG 55EM960V OLED TV ... Read More »