It’s not Samsung, Sony, Sharp, LG or Panasonic.
Vizio has maintained the top dog status in the second quarter too, going by the preliminary numbers from market researcher iSuppli.
According to iSuppli principal analyst Riddhi Patel:
Vizio continues to benefit from its combination of full-featured, value sets with its high-volume retail channels. The company seems to have found the right balance between features and price that appeals to many consumers .
Vizio claims over 300% Full HD 1080p year-over-year growth and 101% quarter-over-quarter growth in 55″ HDTVs.
Is Vizio big in India?
Back when we used to live in India, it was all Onida, Videocon, Keltron, Uptron et al. We guess many of these companies have fallen by the wayside and don’t even exist anymore.
Who are the big TV players in India?
Have LCD and plasma TVs made significant inroads in the Indian market or do tube TVs still rule the roost? Here, tube TVs are dead as a dodo.
Videocon and Onida have somewhat survived. But I guess the leading TV companies are Philips, LG, Akai, and Sony.
However, their market position depends more on their price rather than quality.
Philips and Akai are irrelevant here as consumer electronic brands.
Vizio’s success in the U.S. is largely a function of their low prices and availability in stores like Costco and Sam’s and of course Amazon.
BTW, a lot of people in the U.S. buy TVs unseen from online stores (relying only on reviews and to some extent on word of mouth). We doubt this happens with Indians (in India) where they relish the touch and feel.
We don’t see Vizio in Best Buy (a large consumer electronics store chain).
I have seen Vizio in Walmart and Costco.. Even though I am okay with the specifications and all, I always opt for Sony…
The combination of Sony TV and Bose Home Theater is simply awesome… It’s an one time investment why not spend it big… 😀
Not sure if a TV is a one-time investment anymore, now we have LED TVs and the screen size keeps getting bigger.
We don’t think we’ve ever purchased a Sony (except a gaming system). Even our first Walkman (many years ago) was a Sanyo.
Never seen a vizio here
Shows how little you know about TN current affairs. 🙂
Cheap Minister Karuna, had an election-promise before 2006 Assembly Elections that his government would distribute Free Color TVs to all those who do not have it in their homes, [given their monthy income is less than a margin]. He did it. It has been distributed to almost everyone in important places.
That TV – TN Govt.’s free TV, is the largest selling / re-selling TV in TN 😉 [Also largest no of votes-buying scheme of DMK]. People resell it to as cheap as 1200 – 1500 Rs. [I think Videocon is the maker, not sure though].
1. You write: Shows how little you know about TN current affairs.
Guess, we have to be thankful you didn’t stop at Shows how little you know.
2. We’re not sure how to respond to these so-called ‘populist schemes’ in India like TV, Free Mangalsutra, free that and free this.
If pressed, we’d say go for it. At least that way the poor masses get something.
This argument of those schemes taking away money from infrastructure and asset-building projects is not valid for India.
Even though I have not been living in India for quite sometime now, I heard the Korean Brands are pretty big in India. Samsung, LG are pretty big players in the conventional as well as LCD market in India. Videocon is one of the largest Picture tube makers in the world and it manufacturers and services some of the big brands like Toshiba, Akai, Sansui etc apart from their own brand. Of the oldies only Onida and Videocon survived (But they are also relatively new when u compare keltron, uptron, ECTV, Dyanora, Solidaire etc)
As far as the brand given by Karuna, i think the apt name for that would be “Dubakur TV”
1. You write: As far as the brand given by Karuna, i think the apt name for that would be “Dubakur TV”
2. You write: Videocon is one of the largest Picture tube makers in the world and it manufacturers and services some of the big brands like Toshiba, Akai, Sansui
Sansui is not a good brand. We had a Sansui TV in the past and within a days it got screwed up due to the positioning of the Panasonic speakers nearby. Apparently, the magnet in the speaker affected the TV although that never happened to other tube TVs we had in the past.