PMA Research Tracking Shows Significant Growth in U.S. for UHD 4K Professional Large-Format Display Market

San Juan Capistrano, California – October 26, 2017.  PMA Research (PMA), the worldwide market information experts on large displays, has published their latest set of sell-through tracking reports on large-format (32” and larger) flat panel displays being sold by leading U.S. AV/IT Distributors and Pro AV dealers and integrators who serve commercial markets.

The September 2017 PMA Research Distributor Flat Panel Tracking reports showed sales of professional UHD 4K resolution displays continued to grow in September with quadruple the volume of UHD 4K sales from a year ago.

In the AV/IT Distribution channel, UHD models accounted for 21% of revenues and 11% of volume. In September, Samsung was the top-selling manufacturer of UHD displays with a trio of models as best sellers. In the UHD 4K category, their QM65H, QM49H and U32H850UMN were the number one, two and three best-selling models, respectively. LG followed with the 70UW340C, the 55UV340C and the 75UV340C coming in fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively.

Total professional UHD volume in Distribution can be categorized into the following segments:

  • Corporate/Government                             30%
  • Digital Signage (built-in media player)      24%
  • Commercial TVs (not hotel)                      23%
  • Desktop Monitors                                      18%
  • Interactive Displays (mostly Education)    4%

In the Pro AV channel, UHD models comprised 43% of the overall revenue share in September 2017, which was the second highest revenue share for UHD models, after the record 49% revenue share set in August 2017. Samsung was also the top-seller of UHD 4K models through the Pro AV channel with the QM85D and QM65H as the number one and number two best-selling models. Following in the third spot was SMART with the 6265-V2.

About PMA Research

PMA Research (PMA) specializes in worldwide market information for the projector industry, including detailed and comprehensive coverage of High-End Projectors, Mainstream Projectors, and Pico Projectors. With a series of quarterly projector shipment and forecast reports along with monthly sales tracking, PMA publishes data-driven insights for projector manufacturers, component suppliers, accessory companies and channel partners.  Expanded coverage of the display industry includes market information on U.S. Professional Large-Format Flat Panel Displays. PMA’s Flat Panel Tracking Reports offer timely sell-through data and analysis on unit sales, revenues and true volume-weighted street prices of Professional Large-Format Flat Panel Displays sold by leading U.S. dealers, systems integrators, and distributors.

PMA Research was formerly Pacific Media Associates, which was established by Dr. William Coggshall. Dr. Coggshall was a co-founder of Dataquest (now part of Gartner) and helped start the syndicated high-tech market information business. PMA Research has offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia. The company’s US headquarters is located at 25852 Avenida Cabrillo, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675. Phone: +1 (949) 493-4601.  www.pmaresearch.com