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hdtv prices falling

mayank
11-30-2006, 02:52 AM
http://consensus123.blogspot.com/2006/11/falling-prices-increase-demand-for.html

JohninTenn
11-30-2006, 07:31 AM
Anytime I buy something the the price will fall or a new and improverd version will come out.

Don't be shocked if both hit.

ah802
12-12-2006, 10:37 PM
Apparently Sony doesn't like it...

http://news.com.com/TV+prices+dropping+too+fast%2C+Sony+says/2100-1041_3-6142785.html

Prices for liquid crystal display TVs should drop between 25 percent and 30 percent this year. That's between 5 percent and 7 percent more than Sony anticipated, Stan Glasgow, president of Sony Electronics, said in a meeting with reporters in San Francisco last week.

dontknowjack
12-13-2006, 01:26 AM
Has any other manufacturer complained about the price fall? If they have than I will retract the statements I am about to make: Sony is a real jerk. Sony only seem to care about themselves and not the consumers. I think they should repent and retract their stamement.

fryet
12-15-2006, 04:36 PM
Has any other manufacturer complained about the price fall? If they have than I will retract the statements I am about to make: Sony is a real jerk. Sony only seem to care about themselves and not the consumers. I think they should repent and retract their stamement.

Hmmm, I don't think you know much about business. First off, Sony can charge whatever they want since this is not a monopolistic market. Because they have competition, it ensures that the market is not priced too high. If Sony wants to charge twice as much for their TV than everyone else, they are free to do so - consumers will just go elsewhere. Sony has been losing money lately, so it isn't like they are being greedy and trying to preserve huge profits. It is not unreasonable for them to be concerned about huge price declines in the market - it hurts their profitability, and if severe enough, may force them out of the TV market. Complaining about that doesn't make them a jerk. On the other hand, if they can't handle the price declines and they leave the market, another manufacturer will take their place who can handle the price declines.

In my opinion, rapid price declines is good for the market, even if it does mean less innovation in the future. We have had a good 10 years of innovation in this area, and I think price declines will help the market grow from niche to mainstream more than future technological innovations will. In my mind, when 40 inch TVs can be sold for under $500, you will see the HDTV enter mainstream.