About 21% of the televisions forecast to have shipped worldwide in 2010 have the ability to connect to the Web, and less than half of consumers use those features, reports Multichannel News, citing research firm DisplaySearch.
That means that about 43.9 million TV sets will have been shipped in 2010 with Web features, the story says. That should grow to 122 million units in 2014, according to DisplaySearch. But only 45% of consumers say they use those features in their Web-connected TV sets.
Of those who have connected their TVs to the Web, 57% say they are very satisfied with the Web features, the article adds.
Among those who have hooked up their TVs to the Internet, 57% use it to watch Netflix and 47% use it to watch videos on YouTube.