Leading CE research company Display Search has produced an in-depth study of the changes taking place among flat panel manufacturers in Japan. They claim that TV connectivity with other devices was still confusing for consumers and that the increase in terminal types since HDTVs emerged posed difficulties for general consumers. They also say that thin and wireless TVs will be hot.
They claim that there is a high possibility that a large HDTV trend over 60″ would emerge in 1-2 years and that these screens would feature wireless connectivity with companies like LG, Samsung, Panasonic, and Sony among those developing wireless connectivity.
DisplaySearch claim that by using the 60GHz band, a1080P HD image can be transmitted without condensation. Wireless HD is set to be commercialized in 2009, and as its combination with the ultra-thin-type panel introduced variety in where it could be placed, not only the hanging type but also various other types of display are expected to emerge.
With regards to OLED TV technology they say that while Sony exhibited its 27″ and 11″, and Samsung its 31″ and 14″, OLED TVs at the recent CES Expo in Las Vegas, it was Samsung who attracted the biggest interest with its 31″ OLED television which used an SDI panel for the first time. The screen had full-HD (1920×1080) pixels and is 20 mm thick. The time for its commercialization, though, has not been set says Samsung.
As witnessed in Australia late last year when there was a call for the banning of all power guzzling flat panel TVs, Display Search say that we are living at a time when a company’s response to the existing environmental challenges is directly connected to its brand image. Recently Panasonic, Sharp, and Toshiba decided to establish a collaborative company that aims to recycle used products in the U.S and that this move is worth watching.
On a more general note Display Search say that ultra-thin televisions are the hot new trend. They also say that the general technological power of the TV manufacturer will be the decisive factor in deciding who wins. There is also the opinion that the manufacturer that standardizes televisions and supplies will eventually win in the market.
For more information and the full report go to: http://www.displaybank.com/eng/info/marketinsight/show.php?c_id=3011