June 30, 2010
| by Rachel Cericola
Come 2013, it seems that 86 percent of plasma TVs will also be 3D TVs. At least that’s what market research firm Displaybank forecasts.
It may sound an awful lot like one of Conan O’Brien’s “Year 3000” skits. Instead, it’s part of Displaybank’s recently published report, “3D TV Industry Trend and Market Forecast.”
Basically the report says that in a few years most plasmas will have that 3D function. Whether users want it as a standard feature is probably for another report.
Panasonic and Samsung currently lead this plasma 3D revolution, releasing multiple 3D TV models in 2010. LG is also planning a few releases as well. This year’s 3D plasmas include sizes ranging from 50 to 65 inches. The company says that 3D could be the boost that puts plasma back on top of LCD and LED sales.
“PDP industry suffers from lesser production capacity as well as marketing capability compared to LCD and from not having new investments that market expansion will become difficulty due to the limit in production even with the recognition coming from consumers,” says Jusy Hong, senior analyst in Display research group at Displaybank. “3D PDP TV will remain at the limit of replacing 2D PDP TV under the limited PDP TV market.”
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.