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Paul Gagnon

About Paul Gagnon

Paul Gagnon is Director of Global TV Research at DisplaySearch. Paul is primarily involved with TV market tracking, forecasting and analysis as well as consulting and conferences.
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Smart TV Still the Wild West?

The first Smart TVs shipped more than 3 years ago, and have been an area of intense focus by many of the TV industry leaders, highlighting CES booths alongside other developments such as 3D and 4K. But with all the time that has passed, there has not been a significant amount of consolidation around successful platforms, such as has happened in the mobile segments. Continue Reading

OLED and Plasma Commitments at CES for LGE, Samsung Focuses on UHD and Curved

Along with my colleagues, I attended the LGE US press conference this morning to kick off our coverage of CES 2014. LGE has held the opening press conference at CES on Press Day for a number of years now, and the press corps was in full attendance. Other key unveilings were made by Samsung and Vizio. Continue Reading

Pavlovian Shoppers and The Demise of TV Retailing

If you are a client, colleague or collaborator of mine you’ve probably heard me preaching about how TV retailing needs to change. For years, primarily since the flat panel TV transition kicked off near the early part of the last decade, TV’s have been a go-to door buster for retailers seeking to entice early holiday shoppers. Continue Reading

Boom or Bust Black Thursday? Both.

The title of this blog might seem strange, if you weren’t keyed in to the fact that retailers have been opening their doors to “Black Friday” shoppers earlier each year. Most of the major in-store deals started this year at 6 PM on Thanksgiving, and so I began my annual pilgrimage a little earlier this year. I was focused on TVs, and the key Black Friday door-buster specials this year were once again spectacular.

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