Although the prices of LCD panels are not expected to decline much this year, the sales of the LCD TV units seem to be decreasing for the moment. The emerging markets still see a greater demand for CRT devices than on LCD products.
Paul Gagnon, NPD DisplaySearch director of North America TV Research, reportedly
said that many companies were practically working on improving the capabilities and features of their low-end products.
This could explain why the average LCD TV screen size increased 5 per cent passing 35 inches for the first time.
The share of LED-backlit LCD
s has increased from 51 percent late last year to a current 56 percent.
On the other hand, Plasma TV shipments have declined by a massive 18 percent this year. This seems to indicate that Plasma technology has finally lost the battle for big screen TVs.