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DisplaySearch numbers show global TV sales growth

Steven Kim

Research firm DisplaySearch compiled its global numbers for Q3 2007 and found unit sales up 18% and revenues up 17%, quarter-over-quarter. People all over the planet are buying sets, and flat panel sales are particularly strong. The sales aren't just in small panels, either: even though the average panel size is 27-inches, panels in the 40 - 47-inch class experienced the fastest growth in both units and revenue and now account for almost one-third of TV revenues. Not surprisingly, the "1080" moniker is hot in Japan and North America, posting huge gains for both LCD, plasma and microdisplay sets that flaunt the spec. Manufacturers and retailers have to be happy about the this -- the premium cost of 1080 sets helped to hold the decrease in year-over-year average sale price (ASP) to just 1%. More numbers than you can shake a stick at after the link.

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