RPTV market to continue shrinking as flat-panel TV takes over the living room, says IDC

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RPTV market to continue shrinking as flat-panel TV takes over the living room, says IDC

Flat panel TV sales are soaring, sending rear projection televisions (RPTV) in the opposite direction – downhill, according to IDC. For an industry where width and picture quality matters, RPTVs lose out for their unappealing girth, poor viewing angles, grayish black levels, and expensive bulbs that have short life spans. Despite RPTV vendors’ current efforts to improve upon form factor (slim depth) and video performance (LED and laser backlights), IDC believes the global RPTV industry is in a state of irreversible decline making way for all things flat panel.

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