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LCD helps TV shipments bounce back in Q4 2009

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 23 Feb 2010 18:53 User comments (5)

LCD helps TV shipments bounce back in Q4 2009 DisplaySearch announced this week that sales of televisions grew in Q4 2009 when compared to the same period of 2008. Helped by strong LCD sales, the worldwide market for televisions recovered from recession-struck Q4 2008. LCD shipments for the quarter were up 50 percent compared to the same quarter of 2008, while plasma rose 6 percent and CRT declined 37 percent.
In 2009, consumers worldwide bought about 211 million new televisions. In Q4 alone, 50.73 millions LCDs were shipped, followed by 12.31 million CRTs and 4.72 plasma TVs. DisplaySearch estimates that a dismal 400 OLED TV sets shipped in Q4 2009, up from 207 in the same period of 2008.

Sony made a decision to step back from OLED, which has considerable production challenges. The OLED TVs that were actually available were priced accordingly. Instead, Sony has decided to focus on LED technologies and the emerging interest in 3D TV.

Unsurprisingly, South Korean giant Samsung was the leader during the quarter with a share of about 23.9 percent by revenue. LG followed far behind with 13 percent, then Sony at 11.5 percent.

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5 user comments

123.2.2010 19:14

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Instead, Sony has decided to focus on the emerging interest in 3D TV
. LOL, yeah that's right, go and see that lastest 3D TV to the masses with glasses. I'll wait till the day when there's NO glasses to wear, since I wear some already.

223.2.2010 19:41

Originally posted by blueboy09:
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Instead, Sony has decided to focus on the emerging interest in 3D TV
. LOL, yeah that's right, go and see that lastest 3D TV to the masses with glasses. I'll wait till the day when there's NO glasses to wear, since I wear some already.
You misquoted...It's "Instead, Sony has decided to focus on LED technologies and the emerging interest in 3D TV."

That was just saying those are more important to focus on than currently-too-expensive OLED TVs. I do agree, though, about not caring much about 3D TVs until there's a decent, not-too-overpriced non-glasses alternative (that also doesn't sacrifice regular 2D quality).

324.2.2010 3:01

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Originally posted by blueboy09:
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Instead, Sony has decided to focus on the emerging interest in 3D TV
. LOL, yeah that's right, go and see that lastest 3D TV to the masses with glasses. I'll wait till the day when there's NO glasses to wear, since I wear some already.
You misquoted...It's "Instead, Sony has decided to focus on LED technologies and the emerging interest in 3D TV."

That was just saying those are more important to focus on than currently-too-expensive OLED TVs. I do agree, though, about not caring much about 3D TVs until there's a decent, not-too-overpriced non-glasses alternative (that also doesn't sacrifice regular 2D quality).
they do its called holographic and the military love it. you'd be shocked at the the shit the military cooks up overnight.

424.2.2010 8:13

Originally posted by DXR88:
they do its called holographic and the military love it. you'd be shocked at the the shit the military cooks up overnight.
Didn't know "the military" did anything super-cool that wasn't also super-expensive!
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 24 Feb 2010 @ 8:14

525.2.2010 9:09

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DisplaySearch estimates that a dismal 400 OLED TV sets shipped in Q4 2009, up from 207 in the same period of 2008.

if they were as cheap as they said they were going to be, maybe things would be different? i know its new tech, but i rememeber reading that they were going be way cheaper than standard lcds.

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