- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 13, 2010

NEW YORK (AP) - Research firm DisplaySearch says sales of 3-D TV sets have been weaker than expected this year, as 3-D content is lacking and overall TV sales in North America are slack.

DisplaySearch now expects 3.2 million 3-D TV set to be sold worldwide this year, down from a forecast of 3.4 million made less than three months ago. It is reducing its North America sales forecast even more abruptly, to “just under” 1.6 million units from more than 2 million.

In March, TV maker Samsung Electronics Co. said it expected all manufacturers to sell 3 million to 4 million 3-D capable sets in the U.S. this year.