TV sales booming
Which do you have more of? People in your home or TV sets in your home?
Australians own an average of 2.4 television sets, a figure that is expected to rise to 3.1.
In contrast, the number of residents per household will shrink to just 2.4 people by next year, according to the Bureau of Statistics. That will mean more TV sets per home than people.
Sales of televisions larger than 40 inches recorded 75 per cent growth in the past year, with 140,000 sold in the six weeks before the Socceroos’ opening round World Cup match against Germany on June 13, according to analysis by the industry research group, GfK.
Last year Australians bought 2.7 million televisions, with LCD units outselling plasmas by a ratio of 3.5 to one.
46 inch to 50inch televisions are now considered the norm.
Compared with the cathode-ray televisions, which were kept for an average of 10 years, flat-screen TVs were being updated about every five years