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Sony to begin buying LCD TV panels from Sharp

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 24 Feb 2008 18:40 User comments (13)

Sony to begin buying LCD TV panels from Sharp Industry sources have said that Sony is planning to begin buying LCD TV panels from its rival Sharp, possibly as soon as April of this year.
Sony is currently running an LCD panel joint venture with Samsung but this latest move should help the company "secure enough panels to meet fast-growing LCD TV demand without heavy capital investments."

Currently, Samsung and Sony compete for the highest sales in the global LCD TV market, while Sharp lags slightly behind.

Sharp is currently building the world's largest LCD panel factory and the company hopes to boost its LCD output capacity by 50 percent over the next year.

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13 user comments

124.2.2008 20:05
vinny13
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I bought a LC-42D64U, and the thing I like the most is the LCD panel. Like even when it's off it looks so great. No reflection and it looks completely smooth like a piece of paper. And it was only $1300 too. Possibly the best 1080P TV you'll get in a price range even past $2000. A very nice TV :)

224.2.2008 21:04
evz
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Originally posted by vinny13:
I bought a LC-42D64U, and the thing I like the most is the LCD panel. Like even when it's off it looks so great. No reflection and it looks completely smooth like a piece of paper. And it was only $1300 too. Possibly the best 1080P TV you'll get in a price range even past $2000. A very nice TV :)
I agree. I have the LC-46D64U and I love it. Very elegant and it was only $1200.

324.2.2008 21:15
vinny13
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Quote:
Originally posted by vinny13:
I bought a LC-42D64U, and the thing I like the most is the LCD panel. Like even when it's off it looks so great. No reflection and it looks completely smooth like a piece of paper. And it was only $1300 too. Possibly the best 1080P TV you'll get in a price range even past $2000. A very nice TV :)
I agree. I have the LC-46D64U and I love it. Very elegant and it was only $1200.
I was gonna get the 46" but they never dropped it past $1800...

Lucky bastard :P

424.2.2008 22:23
evz
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Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by vinny13:
I bought a LC-42D64U, and the thing I like the most is the LCD panel. Like even when it's off it looks so great. No reflection and it looks completely smooth like a piece of paper. And it was only $1300 too. Possibly the best 1080P TV you'll get in a price range even past $2000. A very nice TV :)
I agree. I have the LC-46D64U and I love it. Very elegant and it was only $1200.
I was gonna get the 46" but they never dropped it past $1800...

Lucky bastard :P
Two words man. Black Friday. :D

525.2.2008 0:31

Pioneer Kuro plasma is king.

625.2.2008 3:07

Seems pretty logical. Sony entered the LCD arena (too) late (perhaps not commercially but from a R&D point of view) and Sharp has practically invented LCD technology and offer some of the best LCD screens. They just don't have the advertising power that Sony has.

725.2.2008 3:57

Originally posted by FreqNasty:
Pioneer Kuro plasma is king.
This is an LCD thread... PLEASE no Plasma vs. LCD posts here... PLEASE! PLEASE! lol

"Great minds discuss ideas... Average minds discuss events... Small minds discuss people"

PS3 compatible video creation thread... mkv2vob, tsMuxeR etc.: http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/621809
The complete HD (Blu-ray/HD-DVD) back-up thread.: http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/639346

825.2.2008 11:46

well then its all good if its not a 100% sony product....wha? :P


I think we will see more main brand in breeding in the future as they fight each other and the cheaper brand names, in order to stay in biz they will buy from each other.

927.2.2008 1:11
theridges
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We'll before this,
For the ones who didn't know Sony and Samsung worked together on the panels they are using now...
even though in all actuality Sony TV's including the XBR4/5 do not really compete with the Samsung 71 Series and up...
i don't know why they would want to work with Sharp because even though i don't like Sony i think there TV's still look a lot better than sharp...and this is coming from a person that works with these tv's on a regular basis.(supervisor at Circuit City)

1027.2.2008 2:02

Sony use Samsung panels and charge more than Samsung do. I think I would choose Samsung over Sony as far as LCD's go. However, I prefer the Pioneer plasmas over any LCD. I don't meant to harp on about it but people deserve to know that Plasma done the Pioneer way is better than any LCD at this point in time.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 27 Feb 2008 @ 2:03

1127.2.2008 2:32

Originally posted by FreqNasty:
Sony use Samsung panels and charge more than Samsung do. I think I would choose Samsung over Sony as far as LCD's go. However, I prefer the Pioneer plasmas over any LCD. I don't meant to harp on about it but people deserve to know that Plasma done the Pioneer way is better than any LCD at this point in time.
As I said earlier this is an LCD thread and your comments are bound to open a can of worms so I am committed to stopping it here before it becomes another wasted thread.

I do agree with you that Pioneer Plasma Kuro series are indeed a brilliant panel. I have a Sharp Aquos LC-46GD7X which has a wonderful picture but I am considering to purchase a Pioneer Kuro 50" Plasma so I can have the best of both Worlds. The statement that they are better then any LCD still remains a personal opinion and for you that is 100% accurate but the truth is that it may not be for someone else.

"Great minds discuss ideas... Average minds discuss events... Small minds discuss people"

PS3 compatible video creation thread... mkv2vob, tsMuxeR etc.: http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/621809
The complete HD (Blu-ray/HD-DVD) back-up thread.: http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/639346

1219.4.2008 19:11

Quote:
Sharp is currently building the world's largest LCD panel factory and the company hopes to boost its LCD output capacity by 50 percent over the next year.
No wonder Sony has jumped on board with Sharp.

1320.4.2008 0:04
theridges
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Originally posted by FreqNasty:
Pioneer Kuro plasma is king.
not really when you compare the price point...
i think the new samsungs or even the 71 series from last year looks better than the Kuro's.

but back to the sharps i love the picture great tv's problem is everyone we put on display at my store pooped out on us after about 3 months and we went through 3 tv's.
but the 52inch of the same model has been running solid for the past 6....
I Love My Samsung though ;)

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