DLP-based HDTVs make their mark

March 6, 2007

DLP-based HDTVs enjoyed strong sales in 2006, outselling other competing technologies at screen sizes of 50in or larger, according to U.S. consumer and retail information company The NPD Group.

Texas Instruments' DLP technology ranked number one in all 1080p HDTV sales for 2006 within the microdisplay category, NPD found.

Overall DLP units sold in the 50in and above HDTV category experienced year-over-year growth of 63 percent from December 2005 to December 2006, according to NPD's retail tracking service.

In the HDTV 40in-49in screen sizes, DLP retained its advantage. DLP led in sales of 1080p resolution microdisplay models in the United States during December, with 61.6 percent market share in units.

More than one-quarter of all 1080p HDTV sales in December were DLP models. Total unit sales of 1080p with all technologies increased year over year by almost seven times from December 2005 to December 2006.

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