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Samsung says new cheap TVs coming in the next few weeks

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 08 Feb 2012 16:14 User comments (11)

Samsung says new cheap TVs coming in the next few weeks Over the last year, perhaps no Samsung products have gotten as much attention as their Android phones, but their success in the TV market is no less striking.
Samsung has been the worldwide leader in TV sales for several years. Unlike Japanese rivals such as Sony, they have also turned a tidy profit in the process.

It appears their strategy to continue that dominance will involve new models ranging from the high end units they showed off at CES last month to low end TVs to capture the budget segment. Reuters reports Kim Hyun-suk of Samsung's visual display division, indicated the new budget models would be ready in just a few weeks:

We've been preparing to introduce cheap models and have been studying to optimize production costs and retail prices," he said. "Those (cheap) models will be ready for sale in one or two months."

Most likely this is part of Samsung's plan to spend more than $40 on manufacturing facilities this year. Their focus is expected to be on mobile processors and displays. While lower end products don't have the best profit margins, they could be the key to success in expanding markets like China.

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11 user comments

18.2.2012 17:57

Sweet I'm in the market for an inexpensive tv, or will be towards the summer. Can't wait to see what they offer.


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28.2.2012 20:41

lol more than 40$?

Anyone else feel like there have been a lot of typos in news articles the last week or so?

38.2.2012 23:55

depends what samsung consider cheap.to a millionair a $4000 tv is cheap.a 32 inch lcd(led) would look good in my bedroom.i was recently in the market for a cheap tv and ended up with a sony bravia 46inch lcd (model is ex520) paid $798 for it.


custom built gaming pc from early 2010,ps2 with 15 games all original,ps3 500gbs with 5 games all original,yamaha amp and 5.1channel surround sound speakers,46inch sony lcd smart tv.

49.2.2012 11:36

Oh.........quit playing semantics 'xboxdvl2'.

Cheap meaning cheaper than what is available now and to the AVERAGE CONSUMER. Must be able to read between the lines.



I however, am looking forward to this too as I'm looking to replace a 32" Panasonic tube. Only need 720p but will accept 1080 if the price is comparable. I would LOVE for Samsung to bring out a "Smart TV" that has Netflix on a lower-end 720p. THere would be MASSIVE MONEY to be made in that.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 09 Feb 2012 @ 11:39

59.2.2012 12:04

I actually bought one of their 'not so cheap' TVs from their last year shelf. It was still about $1200. The thing was well over $3000 when it was released & does more caca than I'll ever want it to do, but WOW!

I'd still like to have a 'cheapy' for my workshop if for nothing more than the news & a noise maker.

Yeah, Samsung has pretty much been my quiet hero since I visited their headquarters back in 97/98 when I was stationed in Seoul.


69.2.2012 16:29

Wow, "spend more than $40 on manufacturing facilities" that will pay for at least 400 more 10yr olds!

710.2.2012 4:43

i looked at one of samsungs tvs think it was led 42inch series 6 for about $1200 but didnt buy it.
stores seem to charge top dollar for samsungs tvs even when they are clearing out older models.hopefully with the price cuts top model samsung tvs will be priced similar to there not as popular competitors products.

@lord Russ $3000 doesnt seem that much compared to 2003 when the flat screens first came out (here) they were like $3000 for a small model.had a m8 pay $1000 for a 26inch flatscreen with a build in dvd player in 2007 LOL.guessing for $1200 it was similar to the one i mentioned above (first line)

@hearme0 i honestly dont see the point in 720p when tv stations and computers and ps3's are putting out 1080 signals.


custom built gaming pc from early 2010,ps2 with 15 games all original,ps3 500gbs with 5 games all original,yamaha amp and 5.1channel surround sound speakers,46inch sony lcd smart tv.

810.2.2012 8:31

Just remember, cheap is exactly what it is...cheap.....

So dont start to moan when the features are restricted? remotes and tv's feel cheap plastic...and the panels themselves are made in some back street alley!!!!

910.2.2012 11:12

Originally posted by xboxdvl2:
@lord Russ $3000 doesnt seem that much compared to 2003 when the flat screens first came out (here) they were like $3000 for a small model.had a m8 pay $1000 for a 26inch flatscreen with a build in dvd player in 2007 LOL.guessing for $1200 it was similar to the one i mentioned above (first line)
I didn't explain myself all that well. It was the top of the line, 56", LED, 3D, 120Hz, self flagellating, whatever Sears had for the display model used to show all the features. Supposed to have all the glasses & crap... you get the idea. The thing originally sold for something like $3500 or so last year here in the US.

They stuck this one on a shelf while putting this years up, I said something like, "it has a snot bubble on the screen" & the next thing you know I got it for $1200 with a new in the box warranty. That's what I was babbling about & should have said.

1010.2.2012 11:30

Originally posted by LordRuss:
Originally posted by xboxdvl2:
@lord Russ $3000 doesnt seem that much compared to 2003 when the flat screens first came out (here) they were like $3000 for a small model.had a m8 pay $1000 for a 26inch flatscreen with a build in dvd player in 2007 LOL.guessing for $1200 it was similar to the one i mentioned above (first line)
I didn't explain myself all that well. It was the top of the line, 56", LED, 3D, 120Hz, self flagellating, whatever Sears had for the display model used to show all the features. Supposed to have all the glasses & crap... you get the idea. The thing originally sold for something like $3500 or so last year here in the US.

They stuck this one on a shelf while putting this years up, I said something like, "it has a snot bubble on the screen" & the next thing you know I got it for $1200 with a new in the box warranty. That's what I was babbling about & should have said.
wow sounds like you got a great deal.here in australia you use to point out a fault and get it cheap now they dont even offer you a discount on display models.

custom built gaming pc from early 2010,ps2 with 15 games all original,ps3 500gbs with 5 games all original,yamaha amp and 5.1channel surround sound speakers,46inch sony lcd smart tv.

1110.2.2012 12:02

Originally posted by xboxdvl2:
wow sounds like you got a great deal.here in australia you use to point out a fault and get it cheap now they dont even offer you a discount on display models.
You still run that risk here too. Being an old fart & literally waving cash under the manager's nose get's them to loosen their sphincter up a bit. Plus, if you go in 30 minutes before quitting time it helps to motivate them to deal a bit better too. But like you were saying, it can backfire just as easily.

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