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US viewers don’t like 3D glasses

American consumers like the immersive feeling of watch 3-D television, but are put off by having to wear special glasses because they restrict multi-tasking at home, according to US report on attitudes to TV. High costs and lack of 3D content are also among factors causing Americans to hesitate in buying the latest generation of […]

September 12, 2010

3D video SoCs from STM

STMicroelectronics announced a new TV System-on-Chip (SoC) IC offering 3DTV support and advanced 120Hz MEMC (motion estimation, motion compensation). Designed for next–generation 1080p full-high-definition (FHD) integrated Digital TVs (iDTVs), ST’s new FLI7525 SoC enables a new class of mid-range, 3DTV-enabled, 120Hz Internet TVs. The FLI7525 is the flagship product in ST’s new Freeman Premier series […]

August 30, 2010

UK consumers ‘unlikely to buy 3D TV’

UK consumers ‘unlikely to buy 3D TV’   Just two per cent of UK consumers are planning on purchasing a 3D television over the next 12 months, according to research by Deloitte. Those aged between 25 and 34 were the most likely to say they were planning to buy a set, with five per cent […]

August 26, 2010

3D Shipments set to soar to 78m units

Global 3D television shipments will climb to 78m units by 2015, rising at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 80% from 4.2m in 2010, iSuppli Corp. predicts. Revenue from shipments of these sets will boom to $64.3m in 2015, up by nearly a factor of nine from $7.4m in 2010. “While 3D television has […]

August 23, 2010

Connected TV trumps 3D in 2010

While the consumer electronics headlines this year have been dominated by 3D television news, the real story in 2010 is about Internet-Enabled TVs (IETVs or Connected TVs), according to research firm iSuppli Corp. Global shipments of IETVs will amount to 27.7m units in 2010. In contrast, 3D set shipments will total only 4.2m this year. […]

August 23, 2010

80% of TVs 3D-ready

Research firm Parks Associates reports a modest increase in awareness of 3DTV among US broadband households in 2010, but the mainstream viability of 3D depends on availability of premium video content and not one-off events such as the World Cup. The firm’s latest report – Trends in 3DTV – finds 13% of households are familiar […]

August 23, 2010