While 3D-enabled displays struggle to gain a foothold in mainstream living rooms, Internet-connected televisions are barging through the front door. According to market research firm WitsView, TVs with integrated NICs will balloon to 40 million units in 2010, or roughly 20 percent of the global LCD TV market.
And that's just the beginning. By 2015, Internet-connected TVs will account for more than 65 percent of the market with 200 million units in the wild, WitsView predicts.
Both Apple TV and Google TV will help drive this explosive demand, as well as the increased attention being paid to streaming downloads.