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Countering sentiments recently expressed on this blog (and by many Insiders), market research firm DisplaySearch has doubled its forecast for 3D TV sales in 2010. The firm’s previous prediction of 1.2 million sets sold this year has been revised upward to 2.5 million, with a forecast of 27 million units sold in 2013.

Paul Gray, Director of TV Electronics Research for DisplaySearch, said the following about the potential growth and obstacles 3D TV faces this year:

“In 2009, we saw the first 3D-capable TVs, with the market greatly accelerating at CES 2010. Now we are seeing the hype turning into real products . . . The key issue will be how consumers react to the initial product launch, and what the industry will learn from the feedback of early adopters. Complications in the TV supply chain—especially 3D content shortages—remain the biggest hurdles to overcome.”

Is the firm right to be so optimistic in its forecasts, Insiders? What are the chances of 3D TV really taking off this year? Could you find a place in your living room (and your wallet) for a 3D setup?

(via Display Search)

4 Responses to “Research Firm Doubles its 3D TV Sales Forecast”

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    SAMERMIC [visitor]

    I have zero intentions of buying one of these…Limited 3D programming, special glasses needed, with limited “optimal” viewing area, and it gives me a headache everytime I do wear the 3D glasses. It was fine for Avatoar on the big screen, but otherwise, I am not interested…

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    xXx [visitor]

    These people must be on something. With all the people who JUST transitioned over to HDTV, it will be YEARS before anyone thinks about “upgrading” to such a new unproven expensive technology. It’s not that you just have to buy a new more expensive TV, also a new blu-ray player and glasses. Not to mention all the complaints of headaches and everything else that comes along with 3D movies in the theater. They may find a small niche with gamers and early adopters and videophiles, but that’s it.

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    Joan [visitor]

    No thanks. I don’t plan on even buying HD television.
    I’m happy renting movies.

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      Diane [visitor]

      I’m an electronics salesperson, and in general, most customers who come into our store are curious to see the 3D sets, but have no plans to purchase in the near future… especially when they learn that (in most cases) the glasses must be purchased separately and they can’t just use the pair they got when they went to the theater to see Avatar.