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Top 10 TVs at Amazon

We like to occasionally take a look at the top selling products at Amazon as a barometer of what is occurring in the larger Consumer Electronics market. Sometimes what we find shocks us, other times is confirms our suspicions, and sometimes it just flat out doesn’t make any sense at all. Yesterday we took a look at the top 10 selling HDTVs.  What we found was in some ways surprising, but it certainly wasn’t shocking.

 

1. Samsung UN32EH4003 32-inch 720p 60Hz LED HDTV for $229.99

2. VIZIO E320i-A0 32-inch 720p 60Hz LED Smart HDTV for $288.90

3. Samsung UN32EH5000 32-Inch 1080p 60Hz LED HDTV for $278.35

4. Samsung UN40EH5300 40-Inch 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV for $641.98

5. VIZIO E320-A1 32-inch 720p 60Hz LED HDTV LED HDTV for $248.00

6. VIZIO E420i-A1 42-inch 1080p 120Hz LED Smart HDTV for $489.90

7. TCL LE39FHDF3300TA 39-Inch 1080p LED HDTV for $299.99

8. VIZIO E601i-A3 60-inch 1080p 120Hz Razor LED Smart HDTV $998.00

9. Panasonic TC-P60ST60 60-Inch 1080p 600Hz 3D Smart Plasma HDTV for $1,499.99

(Includes 2 Pairs of 3D Active Glasses)

10. Samsung UN22D5003 22-Inch 1080p 60Hz LED HDTV for $219.99

Trends / Observations

  • Samsung has always dominated this list, and at 4 of the top 10, they remain an incredibly strong player. Vizio has emerged in a big way as well, also grabbing 40% of the spots on the list. Between the two of them they control 80% of the top 10 selling TVs.
  • Panasonic has one TV on the list. It happens to be (tied for) the largest screen size on the list and is the most expensive by a larger margin.  It is a Plasma, though, so keep hope alive.
  • TCL, the company nobody knows of but seemingly everyone loves, also has an item on the list, a 39” value model LCD TV.
  • Sony doesn’t appear in the top 100 until position 55 with the Sony BRAVIA KDL32EX340 32-Inch 720p HDTV in black.  It sells for $320.
  • Nine of the top ten Televisions are LED, the one remaining TV is a Panasonic plasma. The rumors of plasma’s demise may have been premature.

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Posted by The HT Guys, May 2, 2013 11:33 PM

About The HT Guys

The HT Guys, Ara Derderian and Braden Russell, are Engineers who formerly worked for the Advanced Digital Systems Group (ADSG) of Sony Pictures Entertainment. ADSG was the R&D unit of the sound department producing products for movie theaters and movie studios.

Two of the products they worked on include the DCP-1000 and DADR-5000. The DCP is a digital cinema processor used in movie theaters around the world. The DADR-5000 is a disk-based audio dubber used on Hollywood sound stages.

ADSG was awarded a Technical Academy Award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2000 for the development of the DADR-5000. Ara holds three patents for his development work in Digital Cinema and Digital Audio Recording.

Every week they put together a podcast about High Definition TV and Home Theater. Each episode brings news from the A/V world, helpful product reviews and insights and help in demystifying and simplifying HDTV and home theater.