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09.10.2006
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Smaller drop in plasma prices predicted

Hitachi last week revised its forecast of plasma TV pricing for the next year. Instead of the earlier prediction of a 30 percent price drop by next March, the manufacturer now estimates a 20 percent decrease.

The company expects strong sales of plasma sets larger than 40 inches — a category less impacted by competition from LCD sets, Hitachi vice president Makoto Ebata told Reuters.

“Panels are getting bigger and demand for high-definition plasma TVs is strengthening,” Ebata said at a new flat-panel factory in Miyazaki, Japan. “We are aiming for 30 percent of the global market for high-definition plasma TVs.”

The research firm DisplaySearch rated Hitachi as the world's fifth largest seller of plasma display TVs in 2005, following Matsushita Electronics, LG Electronics, Samsung Electronics and Philips.



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