09.30.2009 09:55 AM
Analyst Ups LCD Outlook, Lowers Overall Projections
Industry analyst DisplaySearch has been forecasting continued strong growth for LCD HD products for quite a while, but is now growing some original predictions even further.

Due mainly to strong LCD HD shipments in the second quarter of 2009 in “key markets like China and North America, and the prospect for continuing growth during the remainder of [this] year,” DisplaySearch said it’s increasing its 2009 global LCD TV shipment forecast to 130 million units — up 3 million from its earlier estimates of 127 million.

The revised LCD forecast would represent a jump of about 24 percent annual growth, the analyst said.

However, it also is revising downward by about 3 percent its original forecast for overall TV shipments for this calendar year, which would now represent a projected decline of all TV sales of 5 percent over 2008. The reason: Older technology CRT (tube) sets are declining even faster than previously envisioned, and the additional growth projected for LCD units will not be enough to compensate for an overall loss.

Another big reason for an overall decline in TV sales is the global economy. “The 2009 U.S. holiday season will be a critical measure of how confident consumers are with the economic recovery, and how far brands and retailers are willing to go in order to drive store traffic,” said DisplaySearch in a statement this week.

Post New Comment
If you are already a member, or would like to receive email alerts as new comments are
made, please login or register.

Enter the code shown above:

(Note: If you cannot read the numbers in the above
image, reload the page to generate a new one.)

No Comments Found

Thursday 11:07 AM
The Best Deconstruction of a 4K Shoot You'll Ever Read
With higher resolutions and larger HD screens, wide shots using very wide lenses can be a problem because they allow viewers to see that infinity doesn’t quite resolve into perfect sharpness.

Featured Articles
Discover TV Technology