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U.S. holiday shoppers prefer LCD to Plasma

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 28 Nov 2007 18:05 User comments (11)

U.S. holiday shoppers prefer LCD to Plasma According to a report by Consumer Reports magazine, U.S. holiday shoppers are more keen to buy LCD HDTV sets this year than Plasma models. The report said that nearly 20 percent of Americans are likely to buy a flat-screen HDTV as a gift this holiday season. Of those likely to buy a flat screen this year, 54 percent plan to pick up an LCD display, while 29 percent will opt for plasma technology instead.
Approximately 16 percent claimed they did not know which type display they would be more interested in. This year it will all come down to price more than it has before. Last year, about two thirds of all those who planned to buy a flat-screen HDTV were willing to spend up to $1500 on a set, but this year only 24 percent would go that high.

Prices of flat-panel HDTV sets have fallen about 30 percent in the past year and it would seem that the average consumer is noticing the falling prices. Consumer Reports said that 47 percent of buyers will aim for a set that is 42 inches or larger while 15 percent will aim for a screen that is over 50 inches.

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11 user comments

12.12.2007 1:16
camaro17
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Quote:
will aim for a set that is 42 inches or large while

typo lol

22.12.2007 3:05
theridges
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i sell tv's and this is right a lot of people come in and want LCD's which i prefer most of the time anyways....
a lot of people don't know the differences in the first place...

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32.12.2007 7:12

burn in and power usage is still fresh in people's minds.. and now it will come to price. I think the days of $5000 for a tv is over.

42.12.2007 9:07

the fact that that you can't pause anything is really anoying i prefer lcd's too

52.12.2007 10:14

THere are some resons for this #1 why would i buy a tv that needs a replacement Filter every 2 to 4 years. #2 plazma that sounds like somthing i dont want all over my house if my tv screen get punctured. #3 People just dont see the difference

62.12.2007 10:22
vinny13
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Ya I'm getting a Sharp 42" LCD(D64 series) on boxing day hopefully under $1500 as that is what it's on sale for now. Or even the 46" if it drops low enough(even though it's the same, it only has 1 HDMI, where as the 42" has 3?). I've looked at plasmas, and i like them a lot more then LCDs since they have a deeper picture, but they just have too many costly problems right now. I just wish that the bigger ones weren't so expensive, although they have gotten cheaper from last year anyways.

73.12.2007 10:56

I think it's great the prices on television sets are finally really dropping. Even though, I don't think I would ever go flat panel. I prefer the picture on DLP's more than either LCD or plasma. I also like the fact that DLP televisions are immune to burn-in and use much less energy than other technologies.

83.12.2007 12:54

Sharp 46" D-series is the best deal PERIOD on the best tv. 1700 bucks for a 46" with a 10,000:1 contrast ratio. That's unheard of. I'm still waiting until next year (January) because the recent 30% drop may turn into a 50% or more when crunch time comes and the NTSC standard changes.

93.12.2007 15:27
vinny13
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Originally posted by tester22:
Sharp 46" D-series is the best deal PERIOD on the best tv. 1700 bucks for a 46" with a 10,000:1 contrast ratio. That's unheard of. I'm still waiting until next year (January) because the recent 30% drop may turn into a 50% or more when crunch time comes and the NTSC standard changes.
Holy crap wheres that deal!? I'm paying that for the 42" vers.!

1021.12.2007 18:58

I love LCD however i just feel they need to work on something to keep the temp of the TV's down. Other than that i love the product.

1122.12.2007 12:25

@ Bohan9: my lcd tv has 4 fan place ments on it the top two pulls the air the bottom two blow the air out

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