Retailers and consumer products companies are on charging downfield toward a touchdown on Super Bowl Sunday. Consumer spending related to the big game is expected to reach an all-time high this year, with the average watcher projected to shell out $63.87 on Super Bowl-related merchandise.
No segment of the electronics industry better highlights the challenges of these times than the television business. With sales of standard TVs flagging, the industry is pinning its hopes to new models TVs equipped to handle Internet streaming, WiFi and more.
Sales of 3-D televisions aren't growing as quickly as TV makers had expected this year, according to new DisplaySearch report. The research firm now expects 3.2 million 3-D TVs to be shipped this year, down from the 3.4 million it had forecast in July.