2011 TV sales to suffer in the US, analyst blames economy

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2011 TV sales to suffer in the US, analyst blames economy.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/08/eqGmyM.jpg[/newsimage]A survey conducted by research group IHS iSuppli painted a grim picture for U.S. TV sales in 2011. Riddhi Pattel, director of television systems and retail services at IHS, cited the economy's "continuing gloom" as a major cause for an expected downturn - one which could spread into next year.


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/2011-tv-sales-to-suffer-in-the-us-analyst-blames-economy-50969/](http://www.myce.com/news/2011-tv-sales-to-suffer-in-the-us-analyst-blames-economy-50969/)


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“A survey conducted by research group IHS iSuppli painted a grim picture for U.S. TV sales in 2011. Riddhi Pattel, director of television systems and retail services at IHS, cited the economy’s “continuing gloom” as a major cause for an expected downturn – one which could spread into next year.”

No kidding Sherlock.
When the Masses have to choose between the Mortgage, Food and other necessities versus the 65" 3D TV, the majority are sensible enough to fill thier bellies first. Granted there are always the few “Bubbas” that just can’t live without Monday Night Futbawl, Tractor Pulls and Wrassling.
A 30 second phone call to any retailer would have confirmed that the Economy sucks badly and nobody is buying new TV’s.


#3

Well I got my Vizio 3D HD-TV passive glasses and I love it.


#4

Maybe it’s a case of market saturation…


#5

[QUOTE=paulw2;2602270]Maybe it’s a case of market saturation…[/QUOTE]

This was my first thought too. People who want, and can afford, an HDTV have one. We bought ours two years ago and don’t plan to buy another anytime soon. None of the new gizmos like 3D are worth spending for another TV, IMO. If they lowered the prices by 40-50% then we might get one or two more HDTVs for other rooms. At current prices it isn’t worth the cost to do this.