WitsView found that total TV panel shipments reached 22.31 million units in July, down one percent from the prior month.Because of low demand and rising inventory level, the agency estimates that TV panel shipments in the fourth quarter will fall 10 percent compared with the third as the supply-demand imbalance become more severe.
As it tries to establish itself as part of the AT&T family, US satellite firm DirecTV is claiming to have made it easier for more customers to watch Ultra HD programming on nearly any 4KTV with a new set-top box (STB). DirecTV launched 4K/Ultra HD programming in November 2014 through its Genie HD DVR, which is currently in millions of customers’homes. The Genie HD DVR allows receiver-less connections to support DIRECTV 4K-ready TVs from Samsung with instant access to DirecTV 4K VOD. The new 4K Genie Mini STB, about the size of a paperback book, will support full 4KTV capability with Dolby Digital Plus audio decoding.