The outcome of a scuffle by two manufacturers is always positive. Take this one
for example. Samsung would like to standardize the large LCDs at the
40-inch size, while LG.Philips wants it a tad smaller at 37-inches.
Samsung is pulling out the big manufacturing guns it has and is
increasing the production of its large 40-inch size LCD from 20,000
units to 100,000 per month. LG.Philips is trying to undercut Samsung
through their price and variety of sets from different brands.
don’t care what manufacture comes out ahead in this one, as long as we
can get a quality, large LCD for under a grand. We already know
that large LCDs are going to drop below $1,000, but only through house brands. With Samsung 40-inch LCDs
still above $3500, and comparable Philips brand 37-inch LCDs
about $2,500, we have a long way to go. We can wait though if it saves us some cash. Can you?