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
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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.
According to sources in the TV supply chain, it appears that Apple’s long-rumored TV plans, which were far from concrete anyway, have been put on hold again, possibly to be replaced by a rollout of wearable devices. Continue Reading
Last week Google announced a new Smart TV product, the Chromecast. Immediately this generated a great deal of interest among the tech-enthusiast community. Continue Reading
3D TV is back in the news, but not in a good way. This morning, an ESPN PR spokesperson announced in a tweet that they were discontinuing 3D to focus on other things, like UHD. Continue Reading