The flat panel TV
market has achieved over 85% penetration of global households, resulting in growth slowing expectedly.
Low-profile mounts for flat panel TVs
are available from V7 for prices starting from USD59.99.
The performance was driven by strong sales of flat panel TVs
and premium digital appliances.
The improvement in Argos like-for-like sales reflected demand for flat panel TVs
and video game systems, while weaker categories included audio, DVD and landline phones.
"We are also extending some value added offers on our Flat Panel TVs
including 3D TVs that should help us achieve over 100% sales in our Flat Panel TVs
during Durga Puja this year," said Mr.
In 2011, more than 25% of all flat panel TVs
shipped is expected to have some form of Internet connectivity, according to DisplaySearch.
The number one plasma manufacturer in the world and a leading player in the LCD TV market, Panasonic has established itself as a leader in sales of flat panel TVs
in the Middle East market, and intends bolstering its stronghold in this region.
Existing flat panel TVs
use mirrors that tilt to create an image.
Everlight is one of the world's largest LED packagers, while AmTRAN is a display manufacturer specializing in computer monitors and flat panel TVs
. Investment in the joint venture will total US$30 million, whose LED output will be supplied mainly to LG Electronics and Vizio, a TV brand under AMTRAN.
Unit demand for flat panel TVs
in 2009 was much better than expected at the beginning of 2009, mainly due to price erosion.
The forecast for TV shipments of all display technologies in 2009 was reduced from the previous forecast by 3% to 195 million units for a 5% shipment decline from 2008, DisplaySearch said, as the market for traditional cathode-ray tube (CRT) TVs is declining faster than previously expected, and the growth in flat panel TVs
is not strong enough to fully compensate such fall.
Flat panel TVs
like LEDs and LCD are now available for around Rs 10,000 (in smaller screen versions) and these are very near to the prices of CRT TVs.