3DTV Shipments to Grow Fivefold in 2011: iSuppli

The global 3D television market will grow more than 5-fold to account for 11 percent of flat-screen TV sales this year, research firm IHS iSuppli predicted.

With lower prices, and with TV makers pushing 3D harder than ever, shipments of 3D sets are likely to jump by 463 percent this year to hit 23.4 million units from just 4.2 million last year, IHS iSuppli said. And 8.2 million 3DTVs will ship in U.S. and Canada this year, more than five times the estimated 1.49 million that moved in 2010.

Liquid crystal display will remain the dominant technology for 3DTVs, accounting for 83% of sets sold in 2011, according to IHS iSuppli.

According to the research, the device shipments will climb by 132 percent in 2012 to reach 54.2 million. By 2014, consumers will be facing more than 100 million 3D TVs, followed by 159.2 million in 2015.





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