Time for more numbers on TV. These days, they’re all the rage. This week we look at some numbers from DisplaySearch, a division of the NPD Group. According to their Q3 2006 tracking (shipments and revenues by technology, brand, region, size and resolution for 47 different brands), unit shipments grew 7 percent Q/Q and 3 percent Y/Y to 45.5 million units. Average TV prices were up 25 Y/Y to $549 as flat panel TVs continue to take share. Sequentially, however, prices were down 3% as LCD TV prices fell 8 percent and plasma TV prices fell 7 percent Q/Q to stimulate demand. With units and prices rising Y/Y, TV revenues were up 28 percent, rising 4 percent Q/Q to $25 billion.
Here are some other highlights:
• Plasma TVs were down in all regions—except North America, which was up 38 percent