Month: March 2011

TV Replacement Cycles Get Shorter

March 3, 2011 | Author: Ibex Marketing
At a recent conference hosted by DisplaySearch, a presentation by a Corning representative made an interesting point about how often consumers replace their old television sets. In the old days of analog broadcasts and CRTs, the replacement cycle was about nine years. We then had the digital broadcast transition and the advent of more affordable flat panel TV sets, and people replaced their CRTs in record numbers. But recent studies...

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Green Tips

March 2, 2011 | Author: Ibex Marketing
No, the title is not about the new shoots appearing as spring arrives (there still are some piles of snow around here as I write this). I'm talking about environmentally-friendly ideas. I just came across a site (actually I rediscovered it) that has some great resources. It's the Green tab at the Digital Tips site, which is published by the CEA (the same organization that puts on the Consumer Electronics...

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Samsung & LG Still on Top

March 1, 2011 | Author: Ibex Marketing
A report from industry tracker Displaybank indicates that the Koreans still dominate the flat panel TV market. For worldwide unit shipments in 2010, Samsung accounted for 19% of all flat panel TVs, and LG provided another 13%. That means that nearly one out of three flat panel TVs are made by one of these two companies. Note that these numbers are for the completed sets, not just the flat panels...

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