The dramatic growth in demand for LCD TVs, microdisplay-based rear-projection TVs
, and home theater projectors, coupled with the emergence of digital cinema, also demonstrates a growing consumer awareness of the benefits of higher resolution digital display technologies.
In the United States, the company has captured some 50 percent of the market for rear-projection TVs
due to strong sales of 50- and 60-inch models it released in August.
The pocket-sized projectors and laser TVs, or rear-projection TVs
, are estimated to help boost Asia Optical's revenue for the last quarter and this quarter by 40%, respectively.
Sean Wargo, director of industry analysis at the CEA, said that he has seen rear-projection TVs
down to nearly 6 inches thick.
In the flat-panel market, LCD TVs were previously considered suitable for small to midsize screens, plasma TVs for large screens, and rear-projection TVs
for very large screens.
The new technologies are principally liquid-crystal displays (LCDs), and plasma displays, as well as microdisplay-based rear-projection TVs
The company also deepened its offering of high-resolution, rear-projection TVs
Falling prices for electronics - especially large-screen direct-view as well as rear-projection TVs
- have spurred consumer interest at all income levels.