Will Apple Halt the Sale of Ultra HD Televisions?
January 4, 2013 - 3:45pm
While Samsung has become the world leader in sales for the current crop of high-definition televisions, Sony (NYSE: SNE), LG and other corporations are betting heavily on the next generation. Known as Ultra HD TVs, these new sets provide a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 -- four times that of the current HD resolution (hence original "4K" moniker).
Sony is selling its first Ultra HD set -- which includes an Xperia Tablet S to use as a remote -- for $25,000. LG's model is a tad cheaper, retailing for $19,999.
Few consumers will buy a TV that retails for as much as a car. However, the entire HDTV industry started with overinflated prices. Now that that MSRP has dropped to a more reasonable range, many consumers have made the switch. By 2016, Strategy Analytics believes that Ultra HD TVs will have infiltrated 10 million homes.
"Our UHD forecast has been released and we are projecting te...
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