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<div class="billede"><img src="pictures/mini-sfanytimesamsung.jpg" alt="Smart TV sales"></div>Smart TV sales expected to reach 123m by 2014

03 May 2011 | Rasmus Larsen |

Analysts were surprised that Smart TV - or"Connected TV" – was such a huge trend at the CES show in Las Vegas back in January. Over 20% of all TVs in 2010 were sold with integrated internet functionality and market research firm DisplaySearch estimates that sales of Smart TVs will see exponentially growth in years ahead.<br /><br /><h3>Smart TVs are expected to boom</h3>Last year 3D and Smart TV were expected to be the major growth drivers for flat panel TV sales in the future. 3D has not been a great success but consumers seem very interested in the Smart TV trend that will allow users to connect their TVs to the internet and other connected devices.<br /><br />Research firm DisplaySearch has projected that sales of flat panel TVs with Smart TV functionality will surge in years to come. A Smart TV allows users to connect to the internet and see video-on-demand content, YouTube content and much more. Other connected devices will play a part in the eco system and lately we have seen that tablets and smartphones can control TVs or stream content to TVs.<br /><br /><p align=center><img class="imgresponsive" src="pictures/smarttv2014.jpg" alt="Smart TVs are expected to boom"><br><i>Smart TVs are expected to boom. Source: DisplaySearch</i></p><br />Europe and North America are expected to lead this growth, according to DisplaySearch. In 2014 DisplaySearch estimates that Smart TV sales will reach 123 million.<br /><br />DisplaySearch also says that video over the internet will act as a supplement to actual TV reception in Europe and North American in the years to come. Eventually it will be considered an alternative by consumers. However, in China DisplaySearch sees a different pattern. Because China has no established nation-wide terrestrial TV platform, internet TV will grow faster and establish itself as a dominant TV signal platform.<br /><br />Lastly, DisplaySearch says – in a separate report - that both Smart TV and 3D are important parameters when choosing a TV but consumers seem to be more interested in the size of the TV. Size is still one of the most important factors when choosing a new TV.<br />Analysts also underlines that consumers are replacing their TVs more often today than in the past.<br /><br /><i>Source: DisplaySearch</i>

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