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When PRO AV has surveyed the market to learn where (if anywhere) AV customers are spending their precious dollars, flat-panel displays are consistently a growth category. Upgrades drive a lot of the market for new LCDs and plasmas, but so does the momentum behind digital signage.

When Pro AV has surveyed the market to learn where (if anywhere) AV customers are spending their precious dollars, flat-panel displays are consistently a growth category. Upgrades drive a lot of the market for new LCDs and plasmas, but so does the momentum behind digital signage.

More displays mean more mounts for hanging them properly. In April, TFC Info released its 2009 Flat-Screen Display Mount Study, a 330-page dissection of the factors that go into an otherwise unglamorous AV decision. "Not only are end users looking at important purchasing factors," says Tanya Lippke, TFC Info's market research manager, "they're also considering important attributes and brand reputations."

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22%
The latest year-over-year drop in shipments of plasma display panels, according to research firm DisplaySearch. Plasma revenues were off even more–36 percent over the prior year.

2.5 million
The number of U.S. and Canadian households that would buy Internet-connected TVs if the price premium over non-connected TVs were $100, according to Parks Associates.

$300
The price below which the market for low-cost, standalone projectors expands into new areas and drives rapid volume growth, according to a new report from Insight Media.



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