Ultra HD TV might not flop after all

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Ultra HD TV Shipments 2013

Ultra HD TV Shipments 2013

“Ultra HD” TVs from companies like Samsung and LG made a big showing at this past Consumer Electronics Show in January, but even the lead analyst at the Consumer Electronics Association — the group that organizes CES each year — thought ultra HD would be a flop. As it turns out, however, that may not be the case. CEA’s Steve Koenig believed ultra HD TV sales would climb to just 1.6 million units three years from now in 2016, but new data from Digitimes’ unnamed industry sources suggests that shipments of TV panels with “ultra HD” 4K resolution will already fall between 3.5 million and 4 million units in 2013. The report claims top panel OEMs Innolux, AU Optronics and China Star Optoelectronics are all increasing production, and Innolux alone is expected to ship between 2 million and 3 million ultra HD TV displays this year.

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