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Samsung was the no. 2 LCD TV manufacturer during Q4 2007.

LCD vs. CRT  (Source: Business Wire)
Report puts Sony LCD TVs as top brand with Samsung a close second

DisplaySearch released a report this week that shows for the first time ever LCD TV shipments outpacing CRT TVs worldwide in Q4 2007. According to the report, global TV shipments grew 21% quarter to quarter and 5% year to year. The total number of TVs shipped was nearly 200 million units worldwide.

2007 was the first year where TV revenues exceeded $100 billion with Q4 2007 revenues alone counting for $32.9 billion of that number. DisplaySearch says that LCD unit share grew worldwide, but the strongest growth in LCD unit share was seen in Europe. Developing nations showed the greatest increase in LCD unit share with Latin America, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa rising a combined 106% year over year.

CRT TV shipments fell from 77% of global TV shipments in Q1 2006 to 46% of global shipments in Q4 2007. LCD made impressive gains against rear projection TVs and Plasma TVs as well.

LCD TV share increased from 44% to 65% year over year while plasma dropped from 40% to 31% and rear projection TV dropped from 16% to 3%. That massive drop in rear projection was no doubt helped by Sony pulling out of the rear projection market in 2007.

DisplaySearch says that Sony was the number one brand of LCD TV in Q4 2007 with 19.5% of the market. Samsung followed in a very close second place with 19.3% of the LCD TV market. Philips was a distant third with 10.1% of the LCD market with Sharp sitting at the same 10.1% share. The fifth place company was LG with 7.7% of the market.



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RE: An extra tidbit
By Mojo the Monkey on 2/20/2008 2:07:16 PM , Rating: 2
I would have to agree with the new DLP. I just helped put in a new 67" DLP from Samsung. That sucker weighed only 90 pounds (its MUCH less than you think when you look at the screen) and the footprint (rear and below-screen) was a shocker too. And the blues.... good god the blues. Very vivid.

It would be my first choice if my wife wasnt concerned about the TV being "too big". Have you ever heard such nonsense!?!


RE: An extra tidbit
By phattyboombatty on 2/20/2008 2:44:04 PM , Rating: 2
My wife was the same way when I was first in the market for a big screen. I ended up getting a 50" Samsung DLP (after a lot of arguing from my wife that a screen that size was unnecessary). Not too long afterwards, she got accustomed to the screen size and now wants something larger.


RE: An extra tidbit
By Hieyeck on 2/20/2008 3:29:48 PM , Rating: 2
Quick, it's your one chance to say "I told you so"


RE: An extra tidbit
By Spuke on 2/20/2008 3:36:09 PM , Rating: 2
Interestingly, my wife was the one that suggested we get our 56" DLP because our old 27" looked too small against the wall in our family room.


RE: An extra tidbit
By melgross on 2/20/2008 3:37:10 PM , Rating: 2
My wife didn't understand the need either. But when it arrived, she liked it so much that she had us do a Superbowl party. She never watches football (fortunately we're in NYC, and the Giants were in it).

Last week, she wanted to watch the Datona 500, which we did, all afternoon and into the evening, She HATES car races!

I'm wondering what we'll watch next.


RE: An extra tidbit
By bryanW1995 on 2/20/2008 8:39:00 PM , Rating: 2
deep throat in hd?


RE: An extra tidbit
By elessar1 on 2/21/2008 9:13:26 AM , Rating: 2
<old over abused joke>

In soviet russia, deep throat hd's you!!!!

</old over abused joke>


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