CES: Toshiba Sees Five Percent Growth in LCD TV Market in 2009

Toshiba expects the LCD television market to grow five percent in 2009, the company said this morning at a press conference at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Scott Ramirez, VP for TV Marketing at Toshiba, also said that he expects there will be “no real volume” this year in televisions priced above $2,500. He notes that the average 52-inch LCD TV in November sold for $1,948. He expects no significant sales of televisions above 55 inches.

Ramirez explained a flurry of new technologies. One is called “deep lagoon.” It basically allows the picture on screen to fade out past the bezel surrounding the screen, so one gets a greater sense of depth at all of the edges of the picture.

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