10.29.2008 11:10 AM
HDTV Reaches the Tipping Point
Sales of HD television sets will surpass SD units (analog and digital) globally in this calendar year for the first time and, despite the dubious economy, the upward trend likely will continue for at least the next five years. So says industry analyst iSuppli in a new report.

"For most consumers, they don't exactly know what [HD] is, but they know they want it," the study concludes. According to the El Segundo, Calif. firm, HD has "become commonplace in many regions of the world" as prices continue to decrease, HD channels grow, and Blu-ray Disc players and the disc format's 1080p packaged content continue to emerge.

HD unit shipments are predicted to grow to more than 241 million by 2012, based on a compound annual growth rate of 20 percent—up from about 97 million units in 2007. Shipments of non-HD sets unit will decline to about 23 million units by 2012 (down from nearly 115 million units in 2007), according to iSuppli.

Earlier this month in a related analysis, iSuppli simply dubbed HD "the new SD."

Post New Comment
If you are already a member, or would like to receive email alerts as new comments are
made, please login or register.

Enter the code shown above:

(Note: If you cannot read the numbers in the above
image, reload the page to generate a new one.)

No Comments Found

Thursday 11:07 AM
The Best Deconstruction of a 4K Shoot You'll Ever Read
With higher resolutions and larger HD screens, wide shots using very wide lenses can be a problem because they allow viewers to see that infinity doesn’t quite resolve into perfect sharpness.

Featured Articles
Exhibitions & Events
Discover TV Technology