The penetration rate for Ultra HD TVs is expected to reach 6% in 2014, according to sources at AU Optronics (AUO).
Demand is expected to be driven largely in China where 40% of TVs sized over 50-inch sold in 2014 are expected to be Ultra HD, the sources said, adding that the percentage is expected to increase to 60% in 2015 and 80% by 2016.
The sources also said they expect that 11.8 million Ultra HD TVs will be shipped in 2014
Additionally, sources at Sharp said they believe after 2017 about 80% of TVs sized 50-inch and above will be Ultra HD units.
The sources also said they expect 8K by 4K units to start emerging and will take further root around 2020.