The TV market is looking sluggish as we approach the end-of-year holiday season with economic pressure in Europe and the US taking its toll on TV demand.
Asia Pacific is slated for the highest growth rates in the TV market as global forecasts dip below earlier expectations according to research by DisplaySearch in its Quarterly Advanced Global TV Shipment and Forecast Report. Most of this growth is tipped toward India though as developed markets hit a snag in consumer demand.
Consumers are making more cautious decisions when nabbing a new screen and are “highly value-seeking,” according to the report, and manufacturers are meeting this behaviour by dropping the premium on advanced features like 3D and IPTV integration. …
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Panasonic Stockpiles 3D TVs Into Shrinking Plasma Market
Panasonic has released two new Viera plasma screens boasting 3D displays and IPTV services in-built into its UT30 Series in 50- and 42-inch sizes, but new research shows the market’s set to slump this year.
The two new models jump onto Panasonic’s latest plasma line-up of 16 screens announced back in April, but DisplaySearch researchers have tipped a reduction in demand for new TVs globally. While LCD TVs are forecast to account for 206 million sales worldwide this year, plasma screens sit at 17 million. …