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Vizio Takes Top spot in US TV Shipments

Nov 18 2009, 8:00am CST | by , in News | Home Entertainment

Vizio Takes Top spot in US TV Shipments
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Vizio has announced that it has continued sticking it to the big name brands and has again grabbed the top spot on the list of LCD TV shippers in America. In Q3 2009 Vizio grew its LCD sales 87% compared to Q3 2008. Vizio also grew 200% in full 1080p HDTVs and premium features like 120Hz and 240Hz refresh rates.

According to iSuppli, Vizio shipped about 4,075,000 TVs for the year so far while Samsung took second place with 3,894,000 units shipped. Sony was in third with 2,362,000 units shipped, LG was fourth with 1,739,000, and Toshiba took the fifth spot with 1,686,000 units shipped.

Vizio shipped 1,234,667 TVs in Q3 alone according to the numbers. Vizio also had two of the top 5 most popular TVs with its VO320E in second place and its VA26LHDTV in fifth. "According DisplaySearch's North American shipment information, VIZIO has the highest year-over-year unit growth for 2009’s first 3 quarters of any TV brand in the region at 70% YoY, far surpassing the industry average of 9% growth," stated analyst Paul Gagnon of DisplaySearch.

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