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Tuesday, 13 September 2011 16:50

Smart tellies doing ok

Written by Nick Farell
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Despite the bad press
While everyone is wading into Smart TV's claiming that they are not doing very well, Samsung begs to differ. According to a statement from the company 15 Samsung Smart TVs are being sold every minute, which is 25,000 units in every day.

The Korean electronics company celebrated its two millionth Smart TV sale on June 15, just three months after releasing its brand of internet-connected, app-centric, media-streaming TV technology. Of those figures 730,000 units have been sold only in North America, the largest TV market in the world, followed by 710,000 units in Europe including advanced markets like the UK, Germany, France.

In regions like Middle East, Africa, South-East Asia, where Samsung Smart TV was introduced later, 170,000 units have been sold so far. Figures from NPD Group, claim that Samsung is the top-selling TV brand in the US with a 24.9 percent market share in the total flat-panel TV market.

In April, market researcher DisplaySearch predicted that Smart TV shipments will exceed 123 million units by 2014. It looks like the prediction is going to be closer than that of doom watchers who said that Internet tellies would be a big yawn.


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+1 #1 markhahn 2011-09-13 20:49
smart TVs make sense the same way integrated GPUs do: for the low-end. this kind of integration always has to compromise, and in a mature market, modular approaches will be available as well.

consider a TV: it's a monitor, speakers and tuner. these components are not synergistic in any way except packaging (the tuner can't be tweaked cheaper because it's only ever connected to one monitor, for instance). a smart TV just adds a basic computer to the mix. and that's the problem: computers rapidly go obsolete, and frequently need updating, and do not have clear performance windows. those are factors which argue _against_ integration.
 
 
+1 #2 deadspeedv 2011-09-14 03:48
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15 Samsung Smart TVs are being sold every minute, which is 25,000 units in every day.




Wouldn't that be 21,600? Herpa derp :o
 

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