Survey Shows HDTVs Among Top Planned Purchases for 2012
Recent survey results published by ABI Research’s Technology Barometer show that 25 percent of US consumers are intending to purchase a new HDTV
in the first half of 2012.
ABI's results closely match CEA's recent survey data
which showed that 17 percent of US consumers plan to purchase an HDTV
within the next 12 months.
Although an economic slump has curtailed consumer spending on durable goods like HDTVs in 2010 and 2011, HDTV
manufactures like Samsung, LG and Sharp are expected to gain the most market share this year with new models and features like internet connectivity and apps.
Vizio on the other hand, who has been hit especially hard by the economy, falling from the number one producer of high definition television sets to number three last year is not expected
to gain market share in 2012, carrying over most of last year's product lineup.
Other results from the ABI survey:
Percentage of consumers intending to buy a smartphone in 2012: 25 percent
Percentage of consumers intending to buy a game console in 2012: 18 percent
Percentage of consumers intending to buy a Blu-ray player in 2012: 17 percent
Percentage of consumers intending to buy a media tablet in 2012: 16 percent
Source: ABI Research Consumer Survey