Is TV Dying?

August 6, 2015

It’s no secret that there’s a generation of kids that aren’t watching TV on the giant enchanted box that fills the living room of most homes around the world. In fact, most of the Millenials and all of Generation X (nearly everyone below the age of 30, basically) have an obsession with watching TV programs […]

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Sharp Exits Consumer TV Market in Americas — Sort of (Updated)

July 31, 2015

Reuters reported this morning that Sharp Corporation has decided to exit the TV market in North and South America. They’ve not been profitable in the TV market in years and after a $2 Billion refinance, they promised to eliminate 5,000 jobs — this was the best and easiest way to do that. Cut the department […]

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Can Ultra-Slim LCD TV Compete With OLED TV?

July 20, 2015

By Jimmy Kim DisplaySearch Ultra-slim has become a main feature for mobile PCs, and TVs are also trying to capitalize on this trend. Recently, Sony officially launched its Bravia X900C and X910C series LCD TVs described as having “ultra-thin floating styles” with only 4.9 mm thickness. With OLED TV being promoted with under 5.0 mm […]

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Chinese TV Makers Must Go Global

June 29, 2015

By Nick Jiang DisplaySearch The LCD market seems poised to overcome the downturn in growth by focusing on China, which has emerged as the world’s largest consumer electronics market. Chinese electronics brands are now ranking second behind top-tier global brands, thanks to their enormous consumer market at home. However, there are still difficulties in generating […]

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What If an Integrated Service Provider Offers Free LCD TVs?

April 23, 2015

By David Hsieh DisplaySearch Recently, there has been discussion in the Chinese LCD TV supply chain about offering free LCD TVs as a promotional tool. The conversations are a result of Alibaba, the big e-commerce provider in China, possibly planning to introduce a TV, the Ali-TV, as a shopping platform for its users. The biggest […]

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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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