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U.S. TV sales shrink nearly 10%

Lucas Mearian | Feb. 11, 2014
Television sales fell 9% last year due to a lack of interest by consumers in refreshing current technology, according to IHS.

And for the first time, active-matrix organic light-emitting-diode (AMOLED) TVs will be entering the U.S. market in perceptible volume.

The IHS report shows about 8,000 AMOLED TVs are expected to ship in 2014.

AMOLED TVs feature super-thin formfactors and significantly improved contrast ratios. Gonzalez-Thayer said those features could appeal to TV connoisseurs eager to become first adopters, even though the new TVs comes with steep pricing that puts them out of the reach of most consumers.

Watch closely and you'll see Samsung's OLED UHD-TV bend out and then back in.


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