av news
This Month's Featured Equipment Reviews
Eastern Electric Mini Max Supreme DAC Review
DH Labs Mirage USB Cable Review
SOtM sHP-100 Headphone Amplifier & DSD DAC Review
Marantz PM5005 Integrated Amplifier & CD5005 CD Player Review
Musical Fidelity M6si Integrated Amplifier Review
Latest AV News
Flat Panel HDTV Forum Topics:
Classic Flat Panel HDTV Reviews
 
Vizio Tops Black Friday Sales  Print E-mail
Home Theater News LCD HDTV News
Written by Dick Ward   
Wednesday, 02 December 2009

Vizio's sales numbers have regularly been ahead of the curve due to their well received entry level televisions.   Making a low priced television that's still strong in the quality department is something that many companies struggle with and Vizio seems to have down.

Recently though, the company has begun to offer more fully featured sets at prices that put them in the same category as some of the more established television brands.  The addition of LED backlights, 120/240Hz refresh rates and selection of larger displays seems to have paid off for Vizio, as they had a tremendous Black Friday.

Vizio sold 280,000 televisions during the week of Black Friday, a forty percent increase over last year.  Over 50,000 of those televisions sported a 120Hz or 240Hz refresh rate. They also managed to move over 20,000 sets over 50 inches.  Vizio states that this is a one thousand percent increase over the past year, which amounts to around 18,000 more 50” sets sold this year than last year.

Soundbars were a fairly popular item this year as well.  The 7,000 soundbars sold obviously don't compare to the amount of televisions that moved, but the number certainly speaks to the adoption of the soundbar itself.

As Vizio increases the feature set and build quality of its televisions, as well as the price, sales seem to be increasing.  In the third quarter of 2009 Vizio shipped twice as many televisions as Sony, and was ranked the #1 supplier of LCD televisions in the US.







Like this article? Bookmark and share with any of the sites below.
Digg!Reddit!Del.icio.us!Google!StumbleUpon!Yahoo!Free social bookmarking plugins and extensions for Joomla! websites!
 

  home theater news  |  equipment reviews 
  blu-ray reviews  |  dvd  |  theatrical reviews  
  music download reviews  |  music disc reviews
  contact  |  about-us  |  careers   |  brands 
  Subscribe to Us   |   RSS   |  AVRev Forums
  front page  |  virtual tours  |  dealer locator
  how to features  |   lifestyle & design articles
  Want Your Home Theater Featured on MHT?
   CE Partners: HDD  |  HDF  |  VGT  |  SD  |  DVD
   
  Advertise with Us | Specs | Disclaimer
  Sponsors | privacy policy | terms of use
  909 N. Sepulveda Blvd. El Segundo, CA 90245
  Ads: 310.280.4476 | Contact Us
  Content: 310.280.4575 | Mike Flacy