Of Pies and Flat Panels: Sharp’s New Recipe

August 9, 2015

Humor me for a minute. Imagine you own a cherry company that has a cherry orchard and makes cherry pie.  The upside is that people like the pie, they recognize your brand, and they buy it frequently. There is a problem though.  It costs a lot to grow your own cherries.  In fact, you have […]

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OLED! LED! Plasma(RIP)! On Display Technologies

May 19, 2015

Editor’s note: This blog was written as an introduction to display technologies for non-industry insiders. Everyone can use a refresher though, so we’re reprinting here anyway. OLED! LED!  Plasma(RIP)!  There are, today, quite a few technologies for video displays. What does it mean? What’s best? Today we’ll talk about video displays. This is an AV […]

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As TV Makers Exit Plasma, Can They Make Up For It With LCD?

July 8, 2014

By Ken Park DisplaySearch The recent announcement by Samsung SDI that it will end plasma display panel (PDP) manufacturing this year also speculated that LG Electronics will shut its PDP business due to low demand, which would leave COC (Changhong) as the sole remaining plasma TV manufacturer. Earlier this year, NPD DisplaySearch predicted the demise […]

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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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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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What Can Be Learned From Panasonic’s Exit from Plasma?

November 5, 2013

By Paul Gray DisplaySearch Panasonic’s final announcement of its exit from plasma display manufacturing signals the end of the road for the technology. It is worth reflecting on some conclusions: When Panasonic started its plasma business, it was by no means clear that large (say 40”+) LCD displays would be viable. There were a number […]

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OK, Now Plasma Really Is Dead

October 10, 2013

Panasonic will be announcing the death of plasma later this month as it plans to wind down its plasma panel production in March of 2014. Panasonic, the world’s largest manufacturer of plasma displays, will cease production because the consumer group just can’t sell enough plasma to make it price competitive (or profitable enough) against LCD-based […]

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Big Change in 2013 LCD TV Panel Supply

December 26, 2012

By David Hsieh Since Q2’12, the LCD TV panel market has witnessed a shift in screen sizes, with new models focused on 28”, 29”, 39”, 43”, 48”, 50”, 58” and 60” displays. The rise of the new sizes has become the hottest topic in the LCD TV market. According to the Quarterly Large-Area TFT Panel Shipment […]

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Global Display Market worth $164.24 Billion by 2017

November 30, 2012

According to a new market research report, Global Display Market (2012 – 2017) published by MarketsandMarkets, the total global display market is expected to reach $164.24 billion by 2017, at a CAGR of 3.1 percent from 2012 to 2017. The global display market encompasses many technologies: E-ink, OLED, TFT-LCD, LED-LCD, LED, DLP, LCoS, and Plasma. […]

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Projector Or Flat Panel?

March 26, 2012

It’s the age-old question your clients ask you: “Should I get a flat panel or a projector?” But as they say, your mileage may vary. The basic answer is obviously, “It depends,” and that’s when you actually have to put on your thinking cap. This isn’t a Tastes Great/Less Filling argument, but there are pros […]

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Walking In A Wireless Wonderland

February 15, 2012

If you were to assemble a list of the most common questions potential clients will ask, right after the inevitable “Which is better, LED or Plasma?”, the number two would be, “Is it all going to be wireless?” We all know by now that wireless technologies have made enormous strides. There are hardware solutions today […]

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Plasma Betting the Farm on 3D

May 17, 2010

It’s a technology characterized by some in the industry as having “weak demand,” and that it “…will go away someday.” In the Insight Media 3DTV Forecast report, we note that for TVs more than 30 inches in diagonal, 108K LCD TVs were sold in 2009 vs. 15.2K PDP TVs. That’s a 7:1 sales ratio. But […]

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Panasonic Adds 3D Plasma to Line

February 12, 2010

Shown at trade shows for months, the 3D version of the Viera plasma line will be launched in May 2010 with two 1080p versions that will be 50” and 54” (ranging in price between $4500 and $6000).  No specific details are available, yet, but they are claiming the usual plasma-based contrast ratio of above 5,000,000:1 […]

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