I checked in with the TV industry after hearing about an oversupply of LCD panels by Asian factories. Oversupply typically translates to lower prices for consumers but how low, I wondered? Plus, I’m all for spending less of my hard-earned money.
So I checked in with The NPD Group, a market research firm that tracks all sorts of products based on consumer purchases. A report NPD recently released mentioned several tech gadgets consumers hoped to buy in the next two years. At the top of the list: a TV. That surprised me a bit because it seems like the hype is still all about portable, mobile and, well, anything but a TV.
I also interviewed an analyst at iSuppli who knows the nitty-gritty of panel production by Asian manufacturers. The result are two stories I wrote for TheStreet. The first briefly tells you about the state of the industry. The second: What’s hot! My short list for TV hotness: OLEDs, UHDs, 2-in-1 displays, and possibly the $100 32-inch LCD TV. Not so hot: 3D TVs and smart TVs.
- TV Sales Slump Translates to Cheaper TVs This Holiday (published Aug. 31, 2013)
- The Hottest Five Things in the Newest TVs (published Aug. 31, 2013)