Eye boggling 3D telly outsells HD among early adopters
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EYE BOGGLING 3D tellies are selling faster than 2D High Definition TVs ever did, according to Futuresource, with UK 3D TV shipments for 2010 expected to hit 120,000 units.
Despite surveys that said the UK population had no stomach for the headache inducing technology that is stereoscopic vision, the sales figures seem to speak for themselves.
Market research firm Futuresource expects 120,000 3D tellies to be shipped in the UK this year, reaching 550,000 in 2011. This compares to a mere 4,000 2D HD TVs sold in the UK in 2003, the first year they were available.
One big factor that seems to have persuaded sceptical Brits to part with their cash is huge price cuts of up to 40 per cent.
“Year one adoption of 3DTV is running at a far quicker rate in most territories than it did for high definition,” says Futuresource.
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