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HDTV Ownership Is No Barrier to 3DTV Adoption

by David Mercer | 9月 02, 2010

It’s been implied on more than one occasion by various commentators that the arrival of 3DTV is “too soon” because many people have only recently bought their first HDTV and will be reluctant to invest once again in a new technology. The argument makes sense on the surface, but, as usual, a little digging into real data tends to prove otherwise. Our survey of 700 UK consumers found that current HDTV owners were in fact more than twice as likely to be interested in buying a 3DTV than non-HDTV owners. Specifically, 13% of HDTV owners say they are “somewhat” or “very likely” to buy a 3DTV during the next 12 months, compared to 6% of non-HDTV owners. Given that HDTVs are still in only half of UK households, this hardly suggests that 3DTV’s prospects are being held back because people have already bought an HDTV set. The truth is that it’s likely to be the same early adopters who bought HDTV who will also go out and buy the next latest and greatest TV technology. We’ll be presenting these and many more insights from our research at a free-to-attend analyst forum during this year’s IBC, and Sky’s Brian Lenz, who has headed up the company’s 3D initiative, will be giving the audience his thoughts on our findings as well as an update on Sky’s 3D launch plans. Attendees are invited to register in advance by visiting www.strategyanalytics.com/ibc2010.html. Meet Our Analysts: 3DTV Analyst Forum at IBC 2010 Add to Technorati Favorites
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