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    FACTS #1   May 2016

       TOP 10 Subscription "Over The Top" (OTT) Video Services for the US Market

    1. NETFLIX    2. AMAZON VIDEO    3. HULU    4. MLB.TV    5. WWE NETWORK    6. HBO NOW    7. CRUNCHYROLL    8. NFL GAME PASS    9. THE BLAZE    10. SLINGTV

                 

    

    PEOPLE LOOKING TO BUY A FLAT PANEL in 2016 -       56 % Consider Smart Capabilities        39% Value 4K Picture Quality

    (Comment: Numbers above are actually backwards. More value should be placed on the Picture Quality,  for a simple ROKU stick can accomplish the SMART part and many times better then the TV manufacturer. A smarter sales force could have corrected this)

 

    4K Purchases in 2015   (By Manufacture)

28%                               17%                           13%                          11%        Other 31%

 

 

    Percentage of Thermostats sold that are SMART     49%   (ED: Would have been higher number if they were being added to SMART HOME SYSTEM or HUB)   

    APPROXIMATE   LOW / HIGH PRICES of 4K  / BY SIZE  

                           40 - 45"  $500 - $900   (Average $ 662)                                                   60 - 64"    $1000 - $1700 (Average $1338)

                           46 -49"   $700 - $ 2299 (Average $ 1086)                                                                                         65 - 69"    $1100 - $5000 (Average $2400)

                           50 - 54"   $630 - $2080  (Average $ 978)                                                                                           70+          $1900 - $20,000 (Average $3273)         

                           55 - 59"   $550 - $3000  (Average $1409)                      (ED: Source: Relative to December 2015)

 

    Total number of 4K models available (December 2015)   110                     

Our Comment .....  At a glance the above numbers, draw out that:

(1) There are many TVs available.

(2) Models from any one manufacture are numerous.

(3) Can they all be that different.........NO.

(4) A sharp eye or a professional, technical person is needed to tell which are built better. That is an understatement, just be sure to consult before buying.

(5) Can a overstocked model be made to view better then the rest...... YES.  Consult with a specialty dealer, a Custom Integrator or a busy repair shop to get some sort of edge on the BEST.

(6) The "OTHER" are brands like Westinghouse, Sylvania, Sansui, Phillips and more which are all built by Funai (China)

 

 

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For Past Articles on the Subject

The Man Cave   Aug. 2015

Ultra-Large UHD  Sept. 2013

SONY Blu-Ray to 4K  Sept. 2012

Quantum Dots Dec.  2011

C-Seed  Sept.  2011

The Flat Panel Blues  July 2007

Here Comes NED  Nov. 2005

SED 1   Sept. 2004

Waiting For OLEDS  June 2004

Flexible TV  July 2002