While 3D TV sales may still be a little sluggish, between 10 and 20% of all new televisions made by the end of this year will have a 3D-enabled panel installed, according to new figures from the five key panel manufacturers.
Samsung, Sharp, LG Display, AU Optronics (AUO) and Chimei Innolux (CMI) have all revealed their projections for the coming months, showing that 3D screens are going to become increasingly dominant in electrical retail stores next year.
CMI have stated that one in five of their panels will be 3D ready, while AUO are hoping to achieve as much as 10 percent of their total panel production in 3D-enabled screens. The more recogniseable brands Sharp, LG Display and Samsung all have similar ballpark figures.
With the split between active and passive technologies likely to cause a 3D pricing war in the coming months, and an increasing amount of 3D content available, it looks as if the 3D market is finally beginning to mature. Whether the increaseed 3D availability leads to consumers buying 3D out of choice rather than the default fact that most new TV’s will support the format is another matter entirely.