4K TV panel sales go through the roof

old-school-tvUS analyst company IHS has confirmed other reports about the future of 4K TV – the technology is going through a boom period right now and into 2016.

In case you don’t get the picture, 4K ultra HD televisions can show as many as eight million pixels per screen compared to two million for 1080p Full HD.

IHS said that in 2016, one of five TVs will use 4K TV panels – that’s down to people wanting high definition images as well as better production from the companies that make the panels.

And, according to senior analyst Linda Lin, prices of the panels began to fall in 2014 and earlier this year. She said most TV brands now have 4K UHD products.

South Korean companies are now leading the race to produce panels with LG Display and Samsung the biggest manufacturers worldwide.

IHS said shipments of 4K TV panels were over three million units in April this year – that’s 14 percent of all TV panels.