Flat-panel TVs to set dubious record this year

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Flat-panel TVs to set dubious record this year.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2012/03/bD76jL.jpg[/newsimage]Mark 2012 on your calendar. According to IHS, it will be the end of an era for flat-panel TVs and the beginning of a new one -- the first year the stalwart industry will post a decline in shipments.


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/flat-panel-tvs-to-set-dubious-record-this-year-60790/](http://www.myce.com/news/flat-panel-tvs-to-set-dubious-record-this-year-60790/)


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I love my 1080p 42’ flat panel I bought in 2009 but CRT Tv’s are still nice I got my rarely used one put away.


#3

Excellent, hopefully there’ll be a few bargains to be had. :cool:

[B]Wombler[/B]


#4

The industry will take a breather for a couple of years while they wait for broadband to be more universal… thanks in no small part to the collusion by Telcos & Cablecos alike to begin raising prices and not innovating. Some of the stale content available also doesn’t help… The transition to higher resolutions of HD and “SMART” integrated O/S, memory card slots (SDXC), and fiber optic/hdmi ports will remake the TV into a computer/all-in-one.


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[QUOTE=tmc8080;2628307]The industry will take a breather for a couple of years while they wait for broadband to be more universal… thanks in no small part to the collusion by Telcos & Cablecos alike to begin raising prices and not innovating. Some of the stale content available also doesn’t help… The transition to higher resolutions of HD and “SMART” integrated O/S, memory card slots (SDXC), and fiber optic/hdmi ports will remake the TV into a computer/all-in-one.[/QUOTE]

The situation regarding the rollout of next generation broadband is different in different countries though and some are more proactive than others.

In Northern Ireland, where I live, fibre optic broadband is currently available to 89% of the population and they’re hoping to rollout the last few areas (where new cabinets are required) in the next couple of months.

Speeds are currently limited to 40Mb/s but as the result of successful trials this is scheduled to be doubled next month to 80Mb/s.

[B]Wombler[/B]