A second study (see 3D TV shipments up 500% in 2011 May 6th) has predicted the 3D TV set market is poised to grow dramatically in 2011—by almost 500 per cent, this time according to In-Stat.
“Over the next few years, a greater percentage of large-screen TV sets will ship with the 3D feature,” says Michelle Abraham, Research Director. “We expect 100 per cent of all 40-inch and above DTV sets will eventually be 3D enabled. This will not only cause shipments of 3D TV sets to increase, but will also grow the number of households worldwide with 3D TV sets. 3D content providers need not worry that consumers will be unable to view their content.”
In-Stat research found the following:
– Households with 3D TV sets will eclipse 300 million in 2015.
– In 2011 Europe will boast the most 3D TV unit shipments at just over 7 million.
– By 2015 Asia/Pacific will have the largest share of 3D TV unit shipments at 32 per cent.