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Sony jumps to top of LCD sales

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 06 Feb 2008 17:04 User comments (5)

Sony jumps to top of LCD sales According to DisplaySearch, Sony has jumped ahead in holiday quarter LCD TV sales while Vizio has dropped.
This quarter marks the first time Sony has been on top of LCD sales and DisplaySearch said the lead was built upon "top showings" in the 40-44", 45-49" and 50-54" categories.

Vizio, which has been on top for a few quarters now, fell to third place yet still posted 250 percent growth year over year and kept its share lead in the 37" HDTV market, selling almost twice as many TVs as the next closest competitor.

The market itself remained very close, with Sony leading at 12.8 percent of the market. Samsung was second at 12.3 percent, Vizio followed at 10.7 percent and Sharp rounded out the top four at 8.4 percent.

Sharp fell furthest for the quarter seeing almost flat quarter growth. Sony grew over 80 percent and Samsung grew over 50.


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5 user comments

16.2.2008 21:14

prices are going down, so ppl can afford lcds with a better brand tag

vizio is a great company and so as others

27.2.2008 16:08
vinny13
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Sharp's are definitely the best for the price. I payed $1300 for a 42D64U and I love it :P

Rivals those over 2Gs

38.2.2008 12:19

I was amazed when I saw the quality of blu-ray on a Sony LCD on display in Best Buy. I thought the movie was in 3D. It was a lot better side by side with lower priced models. If those keep going down in price, I may get a 47".

422.2.2008 21:56

So far I like my Vizio 37inch TV. It was $749 at Sam's Club. Intersting my cuz got the same TV for $40 more at Wally...but with less features.

But I still want a sony. But that will be next year...we want a bigger TV...so I'll be shopping for a 42" Full HDTV LCD. Really no channels broadcast in 1080p, just 1080i...and the Vizio does a great job with that. Odd how clear the picture is with a contrast ratio of 1000:1.


good to go!!

52.3.2008 7:20

Originally posted by chaos_zzz:
prices are going down, so ppl can afford lcds with a better brand tag

vizio is a great company and so as others
Sums it up quite well :)

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