Global 3D TV Shipments Increased by 74 Percent
Shipments of LCD TVs are now expected to grow at a slower pace in 2012 than 2011, according to the latest market study by NPD DisplaySearch. Moreover, the overall TV set market is expected to decline this year — even as segments such as emerging markets, large screen sizes, LED backlights, and 3D continue to grow.
Total TV shipments are forecast to fall 1.4 percent in 2012 to 245 million units, while LCD TV is expected to increase by 5 percent — compared to 7 percent growth in 2011 — reaching 216 million units.
While the outlook for 3D TV shipments has cooled somewhat, 74 percent Y/Y growth is still very impressive for a technology entering the third year of availability, and adoption in many regions remains robust.