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More UHD TVs shipped in Q2 than all of 2013


More Ultra-HD TV sets were shipped in Q2 2014 than shipped all year in 2013. According to the NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly Global TV Shipment and Forecast Report, 2.1 million sets were shipped in Q2, compared to 1.6 million in 2013. Brands introduced their 2014 model ranges in Q2, with a clear focus on Ultra-HD as the “must-have” consumer feature for high-end […]

4K trial for Chunghwa Telecom

Chunghwa Telecom, the leading telecommunications operator in Taiwan, is undertaking a trial project for a new 4K HEVC streaming service using solutions from content delivery network technology specialist Broadpeak. Utilising Broadpeak’s server and CDN manager solutions that support the HEVC compression standard and set-top boxes, Chunghwa Telecom  delivers 4K VoD and NVoD content to a wide range of devices, while […]

LG bringing giant OLED to market

South Korea’s LG Electronics are ramping up production for wide-scale availability of their giant – and curved – 77” and 65” OLED TV screens with 4K/Ultra-HDTV (3840 x 2160) resolution. The units will be on show at IFA Berlin next week. “With 33 million sub-pixels working to produce the most lifelike colours and infinite contrast ratio, viewers will feel like […]

Samsung TV prices fall 13% in H1 2014


Although Samsung is a leader in the growing Ultra-HD TV segment, average selling prices for Samsung TVs fell 13 per cent in the first half of 2014 compared to the previous year according to Strategy Analytics Connected Home Devices (CHD) service report. Other key findings from the report include: – Samsung’s TV shipments grew by 16 per cent in the […]

Replacement wave to drive renewed growth in TV sales

The first wave of replacement sales in flat panel TV will help to inject renewed growth into global TV sales over the coming five years. Approximately 23 per cent of global flat panel TV sales in 2013 were bought as a replacement for an existing flat panel display and this share is expected to grow to 67 per cent by […]

LG to unveil 21:9 curved monitor at IFA

LG Electronics will be unveiling its newest IPS 21:9 Curved UltraWide Monitor (model 34UC97) at the IFA 2014 show on September 5th in Berlin, Germany. LG claims it is the world’s first monitor to incorporate a curved IPS screen with a 21:9 aspect ratio. The 34-inch monitor provides “remarkable” picture quality and a range of convenient connectivity options. “Many people […]

4K forecasts ‘too optimistic’

Bright forecasts for consumer use of 4K or Ultra-HD video are overly optimistic, according to a report from TDG. While 4K will ultimately reach the mainstream, it will be a niche market for at least another five years, with widespread viewing of 4K content arriving in 2019 and growing quickly beyond. Joel Espelien, author of the report, notes

Surprise bounce for LCD TV market


Liquid-crystal-display television (LCD TV) panels enjoyed unexpected growth in the first half of this year, tied to enthusiastic TV viewing because of the World Cup and other factors that benefited the market, according to a report from IHS. Global LCD TV panel shipments during the first six months of 2014 rose 3 per cent from the same period a year […]

LG Q2 up 165%


LG Electronics has revealed a 165 per cent increase in Q2 net profit compared with the same period last year, reflecting strong earnings from both the TV and mobile operations. LG reported Q2 2014 net profit of KRW 412 billion ($399.8 million) and operating profit of KRW 606 billion, an increase of 26.5 per cent year-over-year. Unaudited Q2 consolidated revenues […]

UHD TVs lack market penetration

Panasonic-Ultra HD

Ultra-HD TVs continued to make slow and steady inroads throughout the world, but their share of the overall flat-panel TV market remained minimal by the end of May, suggesting that Ultra-HD TV pricing in the market remains too high to gain meaningful share, according to a report from IHS Technology. Among the top 13 brands for

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