Ultra HD: Are Consumers Ready?
CEA recently published two consumer research studies on Ultra HDTVs that underscore its tremendous market potential. Consumer Perspective on Ultra HDTV examines consumer awareness, attitudes and purchase intent while Consumer Perceptions of Ultra HDTV at Retail reveals how the in-person experience influences Ultra HD perceptions and how retail can foster this experience.
Most online U.S. adults have heard about Ultra HDTVs, though their familiarity is shallow – meaning opportunities exist for consumer engagement. The more familiar consumers are with Ultra HDTVs, the more likely they are to express an interest in owning the technology.
What better way to learn a new technology than in person? Here is an opportunity for retailers to pique consumer interest through device displays and knowledgeable sales associates on the front lines. Most consumers are likely to notice Ultra HDTVs for the first time at a retail location. One in 10 U.S. adults has seen an Ultra HDTV in person at a retail store in the past year. Those who experience the technology in person are more likely to view it positively and express interest in owning it than those who haven’t. CEA’s Consumer Perceptions of Ultra HDTV at Retail finds the in-person experience is critical to convey the benefits of Ultra HD technology to consumers and win over skeptics.