Dublin – Research and Markets’ report states that LCD UHD TVs shipped close to 1.2M pcs from January to August of 2013 in the panel base. The UHD TV panel shipment penetration accounts for 0.8% (Korea 4.7%, Japan 0.6%, Taiwan 81.4% and China 13.3%) of the total TV panel shipment. In August, this panel shipment rose to 353K pcs per month. This research foresees that the increase panel shipment trend could result in a total figure of 2.6M units for 2013.

China is a major market for UHD TV sets. Currently, Taiwanese and Chinese producers are entering the UHD TV market in order to increase the market share. Their UHD TVs tend to be low-end (60Hz) and largely inexpensive price range focused products. However, Japanese and Korean UHD TV producers will lead the market with various product line-ups and aggressive price strategies.

During the IFA 2013, large TVs over 55″” to 110″” was the major news for the TV market (LCD: 110″” 98″” 85″” 65″” OLED: 77″” 55″”. LGE (77″”UHD OLED TV) and SEC (55″”UHD OLED TV) demonstrated their latest prototype UHD OLED TV at the IFA 2013. As forecast, the UHD TV market will be entering the TV market sooner than the industry expected.