Front Projector Market Grows ‘Sharply’ in Q1
Year-to-year unit sales and revenue up 51% and 17%, respectively.
The home theater front projector market in Q1 2010 grew sharply in both volume and value year-to-year (Y/Y), according to Quixel Research.
The category increased 51 percent Y/Y in unit sales and 17 percent Y/Y in revenue, according to Quixel’s “USA Home Theater and Entertainment Front Projector Market Review.” Meanwhile, unit sales and volume dropped 21 percent and 25 percent, respectively, quarter-to-quarter (Q/Q).
Quixel says overall value for the front projector market jumped from $62 million in Q1 2009 to $72 million in Q1 2010. However, the market was valued at $97 million in Q4 2009.
“The entry-level models really carried the category in the first quarter,” says Tamaryn Pratt, Quixel Research’s principal. “Both DLP and 3LCD entry-level HD1080p models were widely available and hovering around the $999 and $1499 range, which wasn’t the case early last year.”
The 1080p segment of the market fell Q/Q 5 percent in units and gained 12 percent in volume share. Revenues for the 1080p segment were up 35 percent Y/Y to $65 million in Q1 2010, but were down 20 percent from Q4 2009.
Steve Crowe has been writing about technology since 2008. He lives in Belchertown, MA with his wife and daughter. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Steve at [email protected]
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