3D TVs being replaced by better mid-range models – Panasonic boss
Ireland’s Independent.ie reports that 3D televisions and giant sets are being replaced by a focus on better quality resolution for mid-range models, according to one of the industry’s most senior executives.
“While 3D is still interesting to Hollywood studios, it is mainly for theatres and cinemas and is not being pushed anymore for home entertainment,” Hiroyuki Iwaki, general manager for Panasonic’s television business unit, told The Irish Independent at Berlin’s IFA tech trade show.
“There are still some interesting uses for 3D and some people do like using it. But Hollywood prefers it for theatres.”
The market for giant 80-inch televisions, lauded last year as the future of high-end home cinema systems, is also capped, say other senior executives.
“The most growth and standardisation is happening at around the 50-inch size,” said Yuki Kusumi, Panasonic’s senior vice president of appliances.