NPD DisplaySearch: LCD TV Growth Improving, As Plasma and CRT TV Disappear

April 25, 2014

Since reaching a peak in 2011, the global TV market has seen continuous declines, falling by 6 percent in 2012 and by 3 percent in 2013. LCD TV shipment growth fell into single digits in 2011, experienced its first decline in 2012, and grew by only 2 percent in 2013, which was not enough to […]

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Smart TV Still the Wild West?

February 11, 2014

By Paul Gagnon The first Smart TVs shipped more than three years ago, and have been an area of intense focus by many of the TV industry leaders, highlighting CES booths alongside other developments such as 3D and 4K. But with all the time that has passed, there has not been a significant amount of […]

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OLED and Plasma Commitments at CES for LGE, Samsung Focuses on UHD and Curved

January 7, 2014

By Paul Gagnon DisplaySearch Along with my colleagues, I attended the LGE US press conference this morning to kick off our coverage of CES 2014. LGE has held the opening press conference at CES on Press Day for a number of years now, and the press corps was in full attendance. Other key unveilings were […]

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Pavlovian Shoppers and The Demise of TV Retailing

December 2, 2013

By Paul Gagnon DisplaySearch If you are a client, colleague or collaborator of mine, you’ve probably heard me preaching about how TV retailing needs to change. For years, primarily since the flat panel TV transition kicked off near the early part of the last decade, TVs have been a go-to door buster for retailers seeking […]

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The Chromecast vs. Smart TV

August 5, 2013

By Paul Gagnon DisplaySearch Last week Google announced a new Smart TV product, the Chromecast. Immediately this generated a great deal of interest among the tech-enthusiast community. Having received one and set it up, preliminary conclusions are that it is not a Smart TV device, and is far less capable than an Apple TV or […]

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Connected Conundrum and CES

January 18, 2013

Earlier this month was the International assault on Las Vegas that tests business travelers’ patience, attentiveness and immune system resilience, also known as CES. This was my 11th trip in a row, a light count for many, but a very important visit from my perspective. Our research has shown that the TV industry is at […]

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CES 2013: Key TV Trends

January 10, 2013

Four key themes in TV are emerging from CES this year: 1. The year of 4K — Clearly the most discussed and promoted technology theme at the show this year is 4K. All major TV manufacturers are featuring 4K TVs, either actually planned products or technology demonstrations. While most were based on LCD, Panasonic and Sony […]

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Roundup of Black Friday Impressions

November 30, 2012

By Paul Gagnon After spending the weekend listening to reports from colleagues in the industry about their observations from Black Thursday/Friday sales, focusing on the TV category, I’ve come to several conclusions. 1. US consumers love a bargain, but could care less about buying a step-up product. Listening to customers waiting in line for some of the […]

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