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Flat-panel HDTV prices continue to drop in North America

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 13 Mar 2007 19:17 User comments (9)

Flat-panel HDTV prices continue to drop in North America According to Pacific Media Associates (PMA), the average price of a 30 inch+ HDTV-capable set in North America fell by another 3% in January this year. The 32" WXGA high-definition (HD) LCD TV segment was the best portion according to Rosemary Abowd, PMA vice president. These units accounted for 23% of all the units sold in January with an average street price of US$900.
37" WXGA LCD TVs dropped 33% in January, caused by increased sales through online retailers at agressive discounts. LCD models sold beat Plasma displays by about 2 to 1, LCD's largest lead yet by PMA's figures. The top 20 best selling models in January 2007 were LCD sets, compared to just 6 of the 20 last January.

The best-selling model for January was the 50" Panasonic TH-50PX600U.

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9 user comments

113.3.2007 20:54

LCD rule.

213.3.2007 21:44
BobbyBlu
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I see alot of people are doing there homework when it come to buying LCD vs Plasma.burn in from plasma really got people worried.Give me the top LCD's on the market vs any Plasma & bet they will look better.Thats the 3'S Sony,Sam sung & Sharp.

314.3.2007 12:09

Originally posted by BobbyBlu:
I see alot of people are doing there homework when it come to buying LCD vs Plasma.burn in from plasma really got people worried.Give me the top LCD's on the market vs any Plasma & bet they will look better.Thats the 3'S Sony,Sam sung & Sharp.
Burn-in and lifetime expectency is no longer an issue with current plasmas. Plasmas now have better gasses used and have many screensaver features like pixel orbiters, etc....
For Picture quality and viewing angle plasmas is generally accepted to be the top for all tvs (at least with the best models - pioneer and panasonic).

414.3.2007 18:14

all I need is a 19-32 inch non blocky screen under 300$ :P

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517.3.2007 15:44

Funny the best selling set in January was a plasma and not a LCD!

617.3.2007 19:11
radrk1
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and a rather expensive plasma at that! I have a Panasonic TH-42PX60U, great set and not quite as baller as the 600U but it does the job handsomely.

I shopped LCDs and Plasmas and found that the plasmas fit my needs and viewing setup better then an LCD could.

these prices still have a long way to go, remember when rear projection TVs were selling for $7k?!

718.3.2007 2:49

Quote:
all I need is a 19-32 inch non blocky screen under 300$ :P

like what at this price?

818.3.2007 3:00

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[quote]all I need is a 19-32 inch non blocky screen under 300$ :P

like what at this price?[/quote]Crappy blocky LCDs and better looking crt based stuff.

you can find 19inch LCDs under 300 thier just mostly icky :P

but I am going to wait till my 21' monitor or 19'tv goes before I get anything new.

I also got to liking them side by side,a dual monitor/TV setup would rock I can double screen the PC watch a movie on one and surf/PC stuff on the other or watch a DVD on the Xbox/ps2.

*sigh...drool*
I know what I like,I just have no monies for it ><

918.3.2007 9:07
BobbyBlu
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Burn-in and lifetime expectency is no longer an issue with current plasmas
Lifetime expectancy yes i agree there but Burn-in is still a issue with the plasmas that affordable.pioneer and panasonic these two are price to high for what you get.

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For Picture quality and viewing angle plasmas is generally accepted to be the top for all tvs (at least with the best models - pioneer and panasonic).
No sir right now LCD has the highest rating between LCD & Plasma.That why LCD is out selling Plasma 2 to 1.Price point also.
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