The last two days were buzzing with tweets about the recent Futuresource forecast that you can read here. In short the analysts predict a staggering 40 percent of homes in Western Europe to have 3DTVs by 2015. This would mean an installed base of 65 million units. I have the following comments on this:
1. The key point in the statement is not either of these numbers but this sentence: “Whether consumers use the feature or not, they will be buying it by default, as the technology will increasingly be incorporated in many of the sets in manufacturers’ product ranges.” Yes, exactly. It becomes increasingly clear that 3D is a normal function in the newer TV sets with costs to implement the technology dropping rapidly.
2. To me the most important forecast in 3D is still this chart from Strategy Analytics as it makes a very important point i.e. Receivers also have to be 3D enabled! Plus the 3D industry is much larger than TVs. Think Playstations, BluRay Players, etc.