Low Demand Forecast for 4K Television Through 2017
Demand for televisions with the ultra-high-definition 4K resolution will remain negligible for the foreseeable future, with shipments never accounting for more than 1 percent of the global LCD TV market during the next five years, says research firm IHS.
Worldwide shipments of 4K LCD TVs are predicted to reach 2.1mn units by 2017, up from 4,000 this year, but still only accounting for 0.8 percent of global shipments by 2017.
The sets are known as 4K (Ultra-HD) because the televisions sport a pixel format of 3,840 by 2,160 – four times that of a typical high-definition set at 1,920 by 1,080 pixels.
via IP&TV News