Originally posted on Gigaom:
Consumers in the U.S. and UK may have started slowing down the process of replacing their old CRT televisions with fancy new flat-screens. But happily for TV manufacturers, there are still plenty of bulky cathode ray-tube sets to be replaced in emerging markets like China, Russia, Brazil and Mexico.
In March, research company IHS iSuppli released projections showing that U.S. shipments of flat-screen TVs would decline by 5 percent this year to around 37 milion — the first recession since newer TV technologies like plasma began to emerge in the late 1990s.
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