1080p 47″ LCD For Under $2Gs
The world of 1080p just got a lot cheaper with Vizio's announcemnt of a 47" 1080p for under 2000 dollars. Thats a pretty amazing price, it almost sounds to good to be true. The company emphasizes customer support as well which is a nice touch. You can expect these budget bad boys before the Super Bowl. Hopefully we can track down some specs before then as well.
From the article
The new set is the latest salvo in the TV
price war from this small company making a name for itself in the TV world.
The Southern California company started selling TV sets under its own name in
2003. Now, it is the seventh-largest digital-TV company in the U.S., according
to statistics from market researcher DisplaySearch. Vizio is expected to pull in
about $800 million in revenue this year.
On Thanksgiving weekend, it offered a 42-inch plasma TV for $999–below a
similar set from Panasonic that went for $1,299.
Vizio's basic strategy is to undercut the major manufacturers in price, but
also to emphasize customer support. The company has around 55 employees, and a
good proportion of them work on the support desk.