May 07, 2008 by Rachel Cericola
Next time you can’t decide on which LCD to buy, you can default to the mob, and go with Samsung.
A recent study by DisplaySearch says that the manufacturer has regained the top spot when it comes to LCDs in North America. However, it was a close race, with Samsung, Sony and Vizio as the top three, but separated by less than half a point of unit share.
Sony previously held the top spot at the end of 2007. Bargain brand Vizio was right on their heels, with a jump from Q4 2007’s 10.3 percent to 12.2 percent in early 2008.
On the plasma side, Panasonic took the lead, followed by LG; Samsung holds the fifth spot in that category.
Overall, LCDs are on the rise, climbing 59 percent since early 2007. Plasma sales fell 9 percent.
The rest of the research firm’s findings, as well as TV cost/price forecasts, can be found in Quarterly Global TV Shipment and Forecast Report.
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Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.
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