Think your 42-inch screen is impressive? Well, it’s going to be old hat by 2015, with average screen sizes set to rise to 60-inch says Sharp.
In the last 12 months, sales of 46 inches and above LCDs have risen 272%, suggesting big screen TVs are becoming the norm rather the exception. Sales of 40-42 inch TVs have also increased by 128% and sales of 37-inch screens by 308%. Although with house sizes getting no bigger, you wonder where all these monster screens might go.
According to Mike Gabriel, head of marketing and communications for Sharp Electronics (UK): “Big screens are no longer for just shop windows or shiny office receptions. The demand for HD-ready 1080p picture quality in the home has led to an increase in both the affordability and availability of larger TVs. People can now expect a home cinema experience from their TV and technology that was once associated with the rich and famous is now accessible to homes across the country.”