In the world of technology, it’s an endless battle to make something either the smallest and thinnest, or the biggest. When it comes to TVs, we’ve been seeing a steady increase in their size. Gone are the days when a 32” TV would be more than enough – it won’t be long before the smallest screen size you’ll be able to buy is 45”.
A big screen TV means that you’re serious about your home entertainment. Wouldn’t you rather relax in your own home in front of a giant 4k TV screen than trudge down to the cinema? Some people think that construction companies will soon start to sell apartments with a 100-inch or larger TV installed on a wall.
TVs are getting bigger, and there is a distinct trend toward larger TVs in the global market. According to several research firms, the average TV size around the world has reached larger than 40-inches as of 2016. That is the biggest average TV size in the history of the market. By 2020, that number is expected to increase to the high forties. The trend is even clearer in some places, such as North America and China. In fact, the average TV size in those markets is expected to be close to 50-inches by then. A quarter of TVs sold in the global market last year were in this category, making up more than half of the total sales. Indeed, the big buck is going toward big screen TVs.