Japan - 2006 Domestic shipments of digital terrestrial broadcast receiversThursday, February 1st, 2007
Review of December 2006 domestic shipments of digital terrestrial broadcast receivers
Digital terrestrial broadcast receivers
A total of 1,613,000 digital terrestrial broadcast receivers were shipped in December. The breakdown is as follows: 1,030,000 units for digital terrestrial TVs, 18,000 units for tuners, 146,000 units for STBs, and 419,000 units for DVD recorders. The shipments increased significantly due to the expansion of the digital terrestrial broadcasting service area in December and year-end sales drives. Total shipments of digital terrestrial broadcast receivers for 2006 reached 8,925,000 units. Cumulative sales of these devices exceeded 17 million units, reaching 17,286,000 units by the end of December 2006.
Digital terrestrial TVs
For December, digital terrestrial TVs accounted for 86.9% of all color TV shipments. Classified by display type, digital terrestrial CRT sets accounted for almost 0% of CRT sets, while digital terrestrial TVs accounted for 99.9% of PDP sets and 97.1% of LCD sets, respectively. Cumulative shipments of these devices reached 10,667 units, exceeding 10 million units.
Other devices for digital terrestrial broadcast reception
Sales of cable TV STBs exceeded 3.5 million units. DVD recorders with digital tuners accounted for 46.2% of all DVD players and 73.6% of all DVD recording/reproducing devices. Combined sales of these devices comprised 35.0% of all digital terrestrial broadcast receivers sold for the month.