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Chinese LCD sales rise over 90 percent

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 25 Oct 2007 23:39 User comments (7)

Chinese LCD sales rise over 90 percent According to a new market survey, sales of traditional CRT monitors in China are plummeting and LCD sales are up 93 percent total while LCD PC monitor sales rose 37.6 percent from the comparable time frame in 2006.
In total, over 8 million monitors were sold during Q3 2007.

The survey brought up more interesting facts about the sales surge however. Apparently, the surge is in part thanks to the ongoing crackdown of internet use by the Chinese government. The government has been trying to control the population's internet use as well as prevent all access to websites the government considers "undesirable."

Part of the crackdown included the government stopping the issuing of licenses for new internet cafes, where currently over 70 percent of Chinese citizens go to access the internet. After the announcement was made, thousands of new internet cafes opened with most purchasing LCD monitors. Some of the largest internet cafes have over 400 PCs so the sales surge for LCDs seems reasonable when taking that into account.

Along with the general increase, consumers seem to be buying larger and larger monitors. "Due to the shortage of smaller PC monitor LCD panels, prices of 15 inch and 17 inch LCD monitors rose slightly. Conversely, prices of wide-screen and larger size panels continued to fall. As the price difference between the 17 inch and 19 inch sizes narrows, more consumers tended to purchase the 19 inch LCD monitors," said the report.

Source:
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7 user comments

126.10.2007 12:24
nobrainer
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omg corn flakes sold 100% more than all other cereals this week because there weren't any others to choose from!

So how many crt sets are still being made and has production of crt's stopped in favour of the flat panels?

226.10.2007 13:18

我呀知道

327.10.2007 1:27

there are lcd's at 3ms response time with almost no difference between an crt, they are affordable now , they comre in bigger sizes, plus light reflection, brighter color i think crt gave us entertaiment for a long time but not anymore.

427.10.2007 7:18
nobrainer
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Originally posted by chaos_zzz:
there are lcd's at 3ms response time with almost no difference between an crt, they are affordable now , they comre in bigger sizes, plus light reflection, brighter color i think crt gave us entertaiment for a long time but not anymore.
see now the problem we face in the uk is that freeview, our digital alternative to the current analogue broadcasts that are due to be phased out by 2012 across the country, will not have enough bandwidth after the government sell of the radio spectrum to support many HD channels, im sure you have all been in the pub watching a lcd with a normal broadcast pal 576 x 400pixels on it, and how blocky and dog awful it looks because lcd/plasma's are made to display images that are in excess of 1280 x 720 pixels, seems hd is supposedly the future, the uk will only have premium hd channels so for the most part in the uk a hd screen will be of absolutely no benefit over a crt, actually a crt/plasma will look worse if it is any larger that a 15" protable

527.10.2007 8:09

Why is this surprising when everything is made in china already this should not be that much of a big deal.

63.11.2007 9:17

It's good to know all Pioneer plasmas and the better Panasonic plasmas are still made in Japan. The quality in the build is definitely better than Chinese or Korean made sets.

73.11.2007 23:16

Chinese and korean sets are cheaper becuase the make them in sweat shops

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