Monthly Archives: October 2012

TV Sales Dropped 4% Globally In 2012; To Stagnate In 2013

The TV industry is bracing itself for a poor year of sales in the next 12 months, with experts predicting overall worldwide shipments to remain flat at best throughout 2013 due to continuing economic uncertainty. TV sales dropped 4% globally in 2012; to stagnate in 2013 The news follows NPD DisplaySearch’s discovery that global television shipments dropped by 4% across ... Read More »

Microsoft Updates Xbox With SmartGlass Second Screen App

Microsoft is making a move to revolutionise use of the second screen, extending its Xbox video content service to PCs, smartphones and tablets via its new Xbox SmartGlass app. Microsoft updates Xbox with SmartGlass second screen app SmartGlass allows Microsoft to centralise its TV, film, game and music offerings into just one, convenient portal that can operate across multiple platforms, ... Read More »

Smart TVs Going Mainstream; To See 15% Growth In 2012

A new study by the market research firm NPD DisplaySearch has highlighted the astonishing growth of Smart TV, providing further evidence that internet-connected TVs are rapidly going mainstream among consumers – especially in Western Europe and Asia. Smart TVs going mainstream: to see 15% growth in 2012 Smart TVs are selling like hot cakes all over the world at present, ... Read More »

“Ultra HD” Endorsed As Official Term For 4K TV By CEA

You can forget all about “4K”. The new, official term for next-generation high-definition standard TVs will be “Ultra High Definition”, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) finally announced this month. “Ultra HD” endorsed as official term for 4K TV by CEA Ultra High Definition is superior to the previous high-end “HDTV” or “Full HD TV”, which maxes out at a 1080p ... Read More »