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Samsung is the Top LCD
The manufacturer is the number one seller in North America, with Sony and Vizio close behind.
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Samsung is the top seller for LCDs, with Sony and Vizio right behind.
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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Rachel Cericola - Contributing Writer
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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