The television market hit a rough patch during the first quarter of 2012, according to new data from research firm NPD DisplaySearch.
During the period, total television shipments worldwide hit 51.2 million units, representing an 8 percent decline compared with the first quarter of 2011. LCDs took up the major share, tallying 84.2 percent ownership of the television market. Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) televisions took 10 percent of the market, followed by plasmas with 5.8 percent share.
The big news, however, was that for the first time ever, LCD shipments were actually down year over year. According … Read more