"Sony may not be alone for long. Last week, IHS predicted the U.S. flat-panel TV market would see its first-ever overall decline this year as consumers slowly snatch up 2011â€™s shipment excess."
Perhaps this "Research Group" should curtail their research on halucenogenic drugs!
There is no surplus of 2011 models as every manufacturer so severly under produced last year that most warehouses were empty by mid December.
All of the North American Retailers have been screeming at the manufacturers for actual product to sell since January. Shippments are just now trickling in.