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Consumers buying more smaller HDTVs

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 10 Oct 2009 15:15 User comments (12)

Consumers buying more smaller HDTVs According to a new report from market research firm Retrevo Pulse, HDTV sales continue to grow however the ratio of smaller TV purchases (up to 37-inches) has increased expoinentially, at the expense of larger sets (37 to 55-inch).
Overall, the ratio has shifted to 3:2 in favor of smaller TVs compared to 1:1 last year.

Analysts in the report, via Twice, gave the following possible reasons for the shift in consumer sentiment:

* The completion of the digital TV transition on June 12 was a motivating factor in a new TV purchases by a wider population segment.

* More households are now adding multiple HDTV sets for various rooms in the house.

* More HDTV programming through terrestrial broadcasts, cable, satellite and Internet TV is now available, stoking consumer demand for sets on which to view it.


Overall, Retrevo Pulse expects "an especially good year for smaller-screen TVs."

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12 user comments

110.10.2009 16:03

This is to be expected. With the average every day consumer wanting an HDTV they have to purchase the smaller sizes to be able to afford them.

210.10.2009 17:07
pphoenix
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Originally posted by defgod:
This is to be expected. With the average every day consumer wanting an HDTV they have to purchase the smaller sizes to be able to afford them.
a big screen is not what everyone desires defgod, people actually do still read & do outdoor activities you know, TV really isn't that important to a vast population of this planet, the kids & av buffs love a huge screen & the advertisers want us to think "we need" a large tv but thankfully ppl do have free thought & intelligence.

its sad people are using the public relations advertising & marketing of "you must be poor" if you don't want the said product.

or they feel 32" is big enough or they are purchasing 2nd sets for their bedrooms, kitchens.

310.10.2009 18:02

I see small HDTV at Walmart for about 300+ dollars, and I'm thinking I'd rather by a netbook or wouldn't you get more per inch if you bought one with a larger screen.

410.10.2009 19:02

Well If i remember there was some price fixing by a couple of companies but now that is taken care of. We are really seeing the prices drop. Seeing that you can get now a 32 inch for less than 400. I'm think around that Christmas shopping period you can get a 32 inch for 250 bucks.

510.10.2009 23:03
chris4160
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Who would want to spend $1200 on a 52" tv anyway? You can get an Infocus X10 full hd projector for $1000 + a $200 screen. $1200 for a 52" tv or $1200 for a projector that can throw a 200" screen... the answer is obvious to me.

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610.10.2009 23:49

Originally posted by chris4160:
Who would want to spend $1200 on a 52" tv anyway? You can get an Infocus X10 full hd projector for $1000 + a $200 screen. $1200 for a 52" tv or $1200 for a projector that can throw a 200" screen... the answer is obvious to me.
Only if you have the space to throw a 200" screen. Projectors need to be in low-light areas too. Otherwise, you're kinda right.

On the other hand, I've been replacing 2nd and 3rd sets in the home with smallers HDTV's.

711.10.2009 1:32

Give me a good CRT projector and i'll be set for life. LCD Projectors are garbage.

As per topic have you seen the price jump between a 32in and a 40-52in i mean my god i can buy 2 32inchs or 1 42inch. mmm thats a tough one.

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811.10.2009 1:33
chris4160
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Quote:
Originally posted by chris4160:
Who would want to spend $1200 on a 52" tv anyway? You can get an Infocus X10 full hd projector for $1000 + a $200 screen. $1200 for a 52" tv or $1200 for a projector that can throw a 200" screen... the answer is obvious to me.
Only if you have the space to throw a 200" screen. Projectors need to be in low-light areas too. Otherwise, you're kinda right.

On the other hand, I've been replacing 2nd and 3rd sets in the home with smallers HDTV's.
It depends on the lumens output of the projector and the quality of the screen. Lower lumens projectors (800 and below) need pretty much pitch black to be visible. But higher lumens projectors (1200+) with the right screen can look really good in bright ambient light.

The only downside to projectors are the bulbs, they are expensive to replace and are not worth to be turned on for less than an hour. But there are led projectors coming out soon. Also you have to have a pretty big room to have a large screen.

Originally posted by DXR88:
Give me a good CRT projector and i'll be set for life. LCD Projectors are garbage.
I prefer DLP projectors, the only bad thing is that some people experience a rainbow effect on the screen (I have never experienced it).
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911.10.2009 2:04

Quote:
Originally posted by defgod:
This is to be expected. With the average every day consumer wanting an HDTV they have to purchase the smaller sizes to be able to afford them.
a big screen is not what everyone desires defgod, people actually do still read & do outdoor activities you know, TV really isn't that important to a vast population of this planet, the kids & av buffs love a huge screen & the advertisers want us to think "we need" a large tv but thankfully ppl do have free thought & intelligence.

its sad people are using the public relations advertising & marketing of "you must be poor" if you don't want the said product.

or they feel 32" is big enough or they are purchasing 2nd sets for their bedrooms, kitchens.
Ok well that's not what I was saying. Just that it's similar to Blu-Ray. When player prices finally drop to $100 or less. They will finally have full market penetration. But what do I know? I'm just the average everyday working man. I don't have to have a huge tv but like something of decent size. That way when I do watch the television I won't need to watch something small. 32" or 36" is a decent size for me.

1012.10.2009 2:32

Today is the 5th month mark since I abandoned television on June 12th. The impetus was the nationwide conversion on that date. It was just a PITA to even bother. Since allowing my television to go permanently dark I have read books at the rate of one every 1.5 days. I have seen a movie on the big screen in a movie theater once a week and I've been able to stay away from the refrigerator, thus losing 6 pounds and continuing. I go to sleep at 9pm or 10pm at the latest and get up usually around 4 or 5am. I get all the news I want from news.google.com.

Who needs television?

BTW - no one has pointed out that another reason people are staying away from large screen displays is they have discovered that the large screen simply delivers the same crap as the small screen, only more of it.

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1112.10.2009 4:26
chris4160
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Originally posted by joehark:
Today is the 5th month mark since I abandoned television on June 12th. The impetus was the nationwide conversion on that date. It was just a PITA to even bother. Since allowing my television to go permanently dark I have read books at the rate of one every 1.5 days. I have seen a movie on the big screen in a movie theater once a week and I've been able to stay away from the refrigerator, thus losing 6 pounds and continuing. I go to sleep at 9pm or 10pm at the latest and get up usually around 4 or 5am. I get all the news I want from news.google.com.

Who needs television?

BTW - no one has pointed out that another reason people are staying away from large screen displays is they have discovered that the large screen simply delivers the same crap as the small screen, only more of it.
Well, I kind of agree, tv companies cancelled all the good shows and replaced them with crap like american idol and big brother... why can't they bring back the good shows like Seinfeld, Home Improvement and MASH???

1212.10.2009 5:06

Quote:
Originally posted by joehark:
Today is the 5th month mark since I abandoned television on June 12th. The impetus was the nationwide conversion on that date. It was just a PITA to even bother. Since allowing my television to go permanently dark I have read books at the rate of one every 1.5 days. I have seen a movie on the big screen in a movie theater once a week and I've been able to stay away from the refrigerator, thus losing 6 pounds and continuing. I go to sleep at 9pm or 10pm at the latest and get up usually around 4 or 5am. I get all the news I want from news.google.com.

Who needs television?

BTW - no one has pointed out that another reason people are staying away from large screen displays is they have discovered that the large screen simply delivers the same crap as the small screen, only more of it.
Well, I kind of agree, tv companies cancelled all the good shows and replaced them with crap like american idol and big brother... why can't they bring back the good shows like Seinfeld, Home Improvement and MASH???
God forbid we have some Bill Nye the science guy.

the biggest CRT set i have seen was almost 32inchs at 150 pounds. Think for a minute Tubes never really got bigger than that. we are all use to tube sets and accustomed to there size maybe that plays a role as well.

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