Global television sales grew by nearly 18 percent in 2010, however, that sales growth is expected to cool to just 4 percent growth in 2011 according to a recent report from DisplaySearch.
The firm says many developed countries have now have high rates of flat panel adoption so the total TV market is increasingly defined by the replacement of CRT TVs with flat panel TVs. Flat panel TVs grew 32% in 2010 on a unit basis, but that growth will slow to 12% in 2011.
Sharp Electronics announced this week that its Aquos Quattron LE830 series of 2D LCD televisions and LE835 Series of 3DTVs are now available from retailers in Canada.
Announced earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, both series are available in 40″, 46″, 52″ and 60 sizes and feature built-in WiFi connectivity for Netflix, Vudu and CinemaNow streaming.
services such as VCR’s, DVD, webcams and electronic commerce might never have taken off had it not been for their early adoption by the adult entertainment industry.
While 3DTV manufacturers would likely deny it, Digital Home is betting they gave out a little cheer this morning when it was announced that Penthouse Magazine would launch the world’s first adult 3D channel on March 1st.
Worldwide television sales rose to a record 77.6 million units in the fourth quarter of 2010, up 15 percent from the same quarter in 2009, according to sales figures collected by DisplaySearch.
The market research firm says the strong gains are attributable to improved growth in developed markets, particularly North America, which had experienced a substantial slowdown during the first half of the year.
Despite a huge push by the Consumer Electronics industry at the January 2010 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, worldwide sales of 3DTVs totalled just 3.2 million units in 2010 according to a recent DisplaySearch report.
With Global television sales expected to have come in at around 242 million units in 2010, it means 3DTV sets accounted for only about 1.3% of overall sales.
CBC will be broadcasting Hockey Night in Canada in 3D for this first time on Saturday December 11th at 7:00 pm.
The game, which will be carried by most major cable and satellite providers, will pit the Montreal Canadiens against the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first active 3D hockey broadcast featuring an all-Canadian line-up.
This weekend on the Discovery channel and the Discovery World HD channel, the Land of the Dinosaurs will be broadcast in 3D-TV.
The broadcast along with several other recent 3D broadcasts has caused considerable among viewers who are unsure whether they need a new 3D television to watch the show or whether they can watch it on a regular television with cheap cardboard 3D glasses.
Recent scientific research has led experts to hyptohesize that Dinosaurs became extinct some 65 million years after Earth was struck by an asteroid bigger than Mount Everest causing unimaginable damage around the world.
This Sunday, the Discovery World HD Channel kicks off Dino Week with the broadcast of “The Last Day of the Dinosaurs” in 3D