7 Million UHD TV Shipments Predicted for 2016

Over half a million 4K TVs will reach buyers homes this year

  Westinghouse 110-inch UHD TV

Another day, another forecast. This time we have DigiTimes Research saying what it expects to see from the new segment of ultra high-definition television.

The prediction is in line with previous rumors: the market will progress steadily but will only become large several years down the line.

For 2013, DigiTimes Research expects a shipment figure of around 500,000.

By 2016 though, the shipment level is bound to reach 7 million. Not exactly close to the level of normal displays, but quite high for what is, essentially, a luxury resolution and image quality.

Currently, panel makers are manufacturing 50- to 110-inch UHD TVs.

As soon as 4K TV content becomes available, all the conditions for a successful TV type will be met. That 4K UHD DisplayPort-to-HDMI adapters are now possible only helps.