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Twenga Survey Finds That Europeans Are Still Cautious of 3D TV
NEW YORK–The results from the annual Christmas shopping survey conducted for Twenga, the most comprehensive shopping search engine, show that 47% of Europeans don’t want to receive a 3D TV for Christmas.
Although the Germans and the Dutch agree with the British, the French (57%), the Italian (69%) and the Spanish (61%) would like to find a 3D TV under their Christmas tree.
One of the main reasons they see for not being offered a 3D TV is the price: 32% of the British, 36% of the French and 48% of the Spanish find it too expensive.
|United Kingdom||France||Germany||Italy||Spain||The Netherlands||Total|
|Yes, I know I’m going to get one||1%||1%||1%||2%||1%||1%|
|Yes, I hope I’ll get one||5%||6%||2%||16%||9%||3%|
Yes, I’d like one, but it’s too expensive
Yes, I’d like one but I think the technology is too new/needs
|No, I’d prefer another high-tech product (e.g. HD TV / LED TV)||12%||12%||14%||13%||16%||16%|
No, I’m not interested in that sort of product
|I already have one||1%||1%||0%||2%||2%||2%|
I don’t know what a 3D TV is
|I don’t know||3%||5%||5%||2%||4%||7%|
*Poll: 3013 participants
Twenga asked over 3,000 European Internet users about their Christmas spending budgets for this year and how they intend to use it. The study by Novamétrie was conducted online for Twenga between 27th September and 7th October 2010 using a representative sample of 3013 European Internet users from the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands.
Twenga, the new-generation search engine, enables millions of shoppers throughout the world to find what they want, at the best price, from the online store of their choice. Thanks to its proprietary technology, Twenga automatically gathers offers from online merchants and displays them in one searchable interface. As a result, Twenga has the most comprehensive listing of online shops. Its search results are objective and not biased by commercial relationships.
Founded in 2006 by Bastien Duclaux and Cedric Anes, Twenga runs 15 sites, including the United States, the UK, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Brazil, Russia, Australia, India and China, displaying 280 million product offerings from more than 130,000 online shops. Twenga’s sites receive 40 million visits per month. In 2010, Twenga won the Red Herring 100 Global Award, the Company of the Future Award for the Paris Metropolitan area, the France Young Technology Leader Award and the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award – Company of the Future Category, for France.