LCD to have killed all* other TV technologies by 2016
*OLED excepted (if it's accepted)
Bye-bye, plasma. Farewell, reverse projection. By 2016, the TV market will be a two-horse technology race: LED-backlit LCD and OLED.
So said market watcher NPD DisplaySearch today, forecasting sales of 281m flat-panel tellies in 2015, up from around 245m this year, itself down from 2010's 250m-unit peak.
For plasma, there's life in the old dog yet, but the display technology will be on its last legs come 2015, prompting DisplaySearch to rule it out from making an appearance in 2016.
Then, LCD will have the lion's share: 269.5m units, with the remaining 11.5m TVs shipping that year - 6.4 per cent of the total - being based on OLED technology.
OLED numbers will slowing increase from 2013 onwards, from effectively nothing this year. LCD will take 97 per cent of the market in 2015.
OLED's growth will undoubtedly be aided by a shift in demand toward bigger sets, though early adopter pricing - $10,000 (£6440) for a 50in screen - will be a disincentive in a world where 50in and up LCDs are getting cheaper and cheaper.
DisplaySearch said the share of TV shipments at 50in and larger screen sizes is expected to jump from 6.5 per cent in 2011 to 7.7 per cent in 2012 and reach ten per cent by 2015.
"This will bring the average screen size to 35in for the first time in 2012, while the average size sold in North America is expected to exceed 40in in 2013," the researcher said. ®
I notice that 3D is not mentioned ... at last.
I'm sure I had my specs in this coat.....
Cant believe some people posting on here saying they are still happy with their CRT screens are they for real?!
I'll stick with my radio thank you very much none of this CRT trapped souls in a box setup
Re: Another Plasma Fanboy
Ermm two flaws :
The average consumer doesn't give a shit about black levels as long as its vaguely dark.
The average consumer is far too lazy to run a reset utility.
Re: Digital haze - no thanks
Good observation. One often missed. Adjustment is vital to getting a good picture.
And it is amazing what people will put up with for a tv picture..
A friend of mine sat through a big circular mark on his TV for years, before I got a bit of kitchen towel and washing up liquid and cleaned the sticker glue off the screen.He was so amazed, he called hos wife to take a look.
Disclaimer.. I'm not a videophile. Don't have high end super expensive kit. But I do know how to get the most out of what I have.
A TV picture is adjustable. CRT or LCD. And the adjustment is what makes it good. Out of the box it is NOT adjusted for home use.
Saturation turned up too high is common, So is having it too bright, or too sharp. And too sharp is like overdoing the sharpening filter on a graphics program. It causes artefacts every time.
Sadly, many people take it out of the box and tune it in, and that is the last they do with it. So of course the picture is crap.
They do the same with monitors, and wonder why their eyes hurt.
The next "problem" is inputs.
Composite is soft. Low resolution, and to be honest.. Not up to much. But a lot of people still use it. Digital sources are way better. Annoying perhaps, but it is the nature of the beast. The more mucking about at the TV side of the picture, the worse it looks. And LCDs are not good at showing lots of resolutions. CRTs are.
If you still need to use analogue.. Get some decent cables. Not the oxygen free quantum polarised money extraction systems, but spend a few quid if you are using RGB or S-video, and get one that is properly screened. Good cables for analogue makes a noticeable difference.
SCART should be used for tying ladders to roof racks. Nothing more.
And if you spend more than a fiver on a meter long HDMI cable, you are an idiot.
Get it right, and spend a bit of time getting a good panel, and spend a few minutes adjusting, and the picture is way better than CRT ever was. Get it wrong, and stubbornly insist on watching betamax through a cheap coax cable, with the factory defaults, and you deserve everything you get.
Re: plasma fanboy
Rubbish, Plasma for those who want to spend £1200+ on a TV and worry about burn-in. LCD for those who want to spend less than £1200 and not worry (so much) about burn in.
It has sod all to do with marketing.