|But what about all the clever Curved and 4K TV from Samsung, Panasonic, Sony et al or the smart mugs, wrist bands and heart rate headphones from Intel and LG? |
This emerging tech won't ship in high-enough volumes in 2014 to rescue the ailing consumer electronics this year, warn analysts IHS.
"While exciting new technologies such as UHD and wearable devices are being shown at CES, it will take a few years until these products attain enough of a volume to drive the growth of the overall CE market," said Jordan Selburn, analyst, IHS.
"Until these products enter the mainstream, traditional CE revenue will continue to dwindle."
IHS now predicts demand for pricey Ultra HD TV (with four times the res of a HDTV) will soar 500 percent to 10 million in 2014.
However, this remarkable rise is from a low base. Just 1.5 million UHD TVs were shipped in 2013.
38.5 million UHD TV (known as 4K) will ship - but not until 2018, so its clear its going to take a while for 4K to fully charm the consumer.
And considering the acute lack of UHD content out there - apart from Netflix House of Cards TV show, that is, its no wonder consumers aren't racing to the shops, to buy the TVs that cost $5000 and over, just yet.