Over 50 percent of the TV market is now 1080p LCDs.
For the first time since the start of high-definition television, the majority market share is held by 1080p LCD televisions. For all of 2010, 1080p LCDs made up 51 percent of all TV shipments with 720p sets taking up the other half. Other resolutions - more common a few years ago - are nowhere to be seen.
One of the biggest factors, according to Tamaryn Pratt of Quixel Research, is that more small sets went to 1080p. "There is little, if any, cost delta at the component level under 32-inch and that is a very competitive space," says Pratt. "TV manufacturers and branders can promote a higher resolution regardless of necessity.
Comparing 2010 to 2009, 1080p LCDs under 40 inches saw a growth of 36 percent while 720p sets decreased 16 percent.