More 4K (ultraHD) TV sets were shipped in Q2’14 than shipped all year in 2013.
After spending almost two decades trying to make TVs flatter, curved TVs emerged again last year.
Consumers in emerging markets are twice as likely as those in mature markets to purchase an internet-enabled smart TV in the coming 12 months, according to NPD DisplaySearch.
More than half a million 4K×2K TVs are forecast to ship worldwide this year, growing to more than 7 million by 2016, according to the latest Quarterly TV Design and Features Report from NPD DisplaySearch.
The sale of OLED TVs was off to a slow start in 2012, but shipments forecast to pass one million in 2014, according to NPD DisplaySearch.
With consumers all over the world facing continued economic uncertainty, global TV demand is expected to be flat in 2013, after shipments of all TV types declined by more than 4% in 2012, to 237 million, according to NPD Display Search.
Smart TVs are moving from a novelty to mainstream, with shipments expected to grow 15% worldwide in 2012.
Global TV shipments declined for the second straight quarter, falling 8% Y/Y in the seonc quarter of the year, according to NPD DisplaySearch.
18% of consumers surveyed in 14 countries are accessing online content daily via connected TV sets, according to NPD DisplaySearch.
Over one quarter of TVs shipped during Q1 12 were equipped with internet connectivity, as reported in the new NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly Smart TV Shipment and Forecast Report, which tracks connected and smart TV shipments by brand, region, display technology and screen size.