Pacific Media Predicts 5 Million 3D Projectors to be Sold in 2014

Dominated by DLP technology, the future of the projector market is 3D, according to Pacific Media Associates (PMA), the premiere info-gathering firm for worldwide front projector market information.

According to PMA, the worldwide front projector market for 3D-enabled models will grow from about 1.0 million during 2010 to nearly 5.4 million in 2010.

“PMA forecasts that the lion’s share of annual shipments will be those models  incorporating TI’s DLP (Digital Light Processing) technology, because it takes very little additional effort or cost to make those models 3D-ready,” said Dr. William Coggshall, President of Pacific Media Associates.

“In the immediate future it appears to us at PMA that consumer-oriented markets for gaming, TV (especially sports), and movies will get more attention than education. The demand for 3D digital cinema currently outstrips supply, so if projector makers can leverage that to boost sales of home theater models the projector business will benefit. And the high price of 3D-enabled flat panel TVs compared with front projectors means that ardent gamers could choose projectors,” concludes Coggshall.