After losing the title of
"PDP market share leader" to Samsung late in 2004, the parent company of Panasonic
reclaimed the PDP title in the last quarter of 2005.
Matsushita opened up new fabrication plants and is riding strong demand for it's Panasonic brand plasma set. In terms
of PDPs supplied, the company took the lead with a 28% share over Samsung's 26.7%. LG
is close behind Samsung
with a 25.6% share for the quarter.
Even more amazing is that HD plasmas outsold ED plasmas for the first
time since 2003. With prices dropping as quickly as they are, there aren't many good reasons for an EDTV purchase these
days, except in the case of a secondary set or if your budget still isn't ready for a full-blown HD set just yet.