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Europeans have purchased 25,000 3D HDTVs, so far

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 17 Jun 2010 12:25 User comments (6)

Europeans have purchased 25,000 3D HDTVs, so far While it is expected to become a huge market in just a few small years, 3D HDTVs are having a modest early adopter period in Europe, says retail analyst GfK.
Consumers in Europe have purchased 25,000 3D-capable TVs as of May 31st 2010, with sales expect to grow significantly with the release of a number of new devices this month.

Overall, 252 million TVs are expected to be sold, globally, in 2010.

GfK says "every notable manufacturer" either currently offers, or will offer within months, a 3D-capable HDTV, and that interest is growing from the consuming public.

A recent study has shown that the majority of consumers interested in buying a 3D TV are avid gamers, with 27 percent saying they plan to purchase one within the next year.

Sony recently revealed the first 3D games available for the PS3, the console which has had the capability to playback 3D content for a few months.

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6 user comments

117.6.2010 13:23

i wonder how many peopel bought DHTVs for the world cup and in the WC have adds for 3d and feel liek they have been screwed over? i am in the poitn where the family is upgrading from a CRT to a new TV. does one go for a new gen 3DHDTV?

217.6.2010 14:52

Originally posted by shaffaaf:
i wonder how many peopel bought DHTVs for the world cup and in the WC have adds for 3d and feel liek they have been screwed over? i am in the poitn where the family is upgrading from a CRT to a new TV. does one go for a new gen 3DHDTV?
Not if your like me and cant see 3D anyway, but if funky $100 dollar glasses and 5 boxes of goody's a day is your thing sure why not.

317.6.2010 23:51

The better players can convert 2D into 3D...and it looks good. I went to bestbuy and we flipped through the channels...I almost ducked to avoid a volley ball at one point.

418.6.2010 2:03

Originally posted by shaffaaf:
i wonder how many peopel bought DHTVs for the world cup and in the WC have adds for 3d and feel liek they have been screwed over? i am in the poitn where the family is upgrading from a CRT to a new TV. does one go for a new gen 3DHDTV?
No here.....I go for the 105in, 2DHDTV !

519.6.2010 6:14

105"? Why not drop the extra $2000 to get a 200" panoramic 3D TV?

If your old TV does not support tv, either it is very old, or you cheaped out and got one with low specs. Hardly a surprise when you don't want to pay for a new TV with better specs; if you wanted that, you would not have purchased a lo-spec TV!

It really is starting to get to me how so many people are complaining that their HDTV does not support 3D...when many of these TVs are 720P, and were the cheapest TV available in the given size. You are just lucky that that POS is still working at all.

I don't buy the most expensive TVs/Monitors; but I don't get the cheapest POS available either...guess what? The only screens I have that are not 3D capable are a little 9" screen that I used with my PS2 about 5 years ago, and the screens on my laptops...I even have a couple of 3D screens in the office just because I bought quality...about 3 years ago!

628.6.2010 12:45

I'll bite Killer... what brand and models were they?

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