66% of Americans who plan to buy a TV want a flat-panel set

Flat-panel TVs are overwhelmingly popular, with 66% of US respondents who plan to buy a DTV in the next two years planning to purchase a flat-panel TV, In-Stat says. 45% of In-Stat survey respondents who plan to buy a DTV set plan to buy an LCD TV, while 26% plan to buy a plasma TV, and 24% plan to buy an RPTV. IC manufacturers are jockeying for position in the DTV set market, acquiring the DTV technologies they need in order to offer a complete DTV silicon solution particularly for flat panel TVs. As the market grows, the competition will be fierce.