4K, Now the Standard TV Resolution
September 17, 2018
4K TVs continue to grow in volume and have become the standard for resolution in high-end products. The use of 4K has grown from 10.2m to 98.4m as reported by Statistica. Since total TVs over 50” in size are projected to be 74.2m in 2018, 4K is also being applied to some of the smaller diagonals.
Figure 1: 4K Resolution Adoption by Year
The cash cost of a typical 32-inch high-definition (HD) open cell is expected to decline 1.4 percent in third quarter2018 compared to a year ago, according to the Large Area Display Cost Model. The contraction rate has slowed from 2.9 percent in the same period last year. “The main reason for the slow cost reduction is the increasing price of driver ICs,” Uno said. “However, glass substrate and polarizer price reductions have been relatively stable.”
Figure 2: 32” Open Cell Cash Cost by Year