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May 05, 2009

Samsung leads LCD TV market in the country?

Just got a delivery from Samsung last week which included an invite, a small token, and a market research report. I didn’t get the whole report but some snippets which claims Samsung on the top of the LCD food chain in the country.

Samsung sold about 10.2 million TVs worldwide from October to December 2008. That breaks down to 17.7% market share.

In a comprehensive study in the Philippines by Germany-based GfK Research Group, data gathered from retailers and re-sellers have shown Samsung displacing Sharp, Philips, Panasonic, and Sony as the leader in LCD market.

Samsung sold 68,000 TV units in the Philippines last year. Not a lot but that’s ten thousand more than what Sony sold int he country for the same year.

Believable? Yes.

But what do you think? Has Samsung really displaced Sony in the LCD TV market? This could be due to the price points but in the high-end segment, I don’t think it matters a lot.

If you were to buy an LCD TV, which brand will it be?

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22 Responses to “Samsung leads LCD TV market in the country?”

  1. Darren says:

    even in USA. No.1 ~ 3 are Samsung, LG , VIZIO
    another reason is SAMSUNG owns their LCD factory

  2. stonedchewy says:

    well i guess Sony and Samsung are quite close to competition, specially that one of them released a LED series already, correct me if im wrong though. Which leads to the LCD vs LED topic i guess. Just a thought. :)

  3. Floid says:

    Samsung Brand..because they offer up to 3 yrs warranty..

  4. william says:

    for most people who would be first time buyers of lcd tv.. i think most would go for samsung because of price.

  5. jun says:

    i have a panasonic and if i had to choose again, i’d still get a panasonic lcd. i also have a samsung and if i compare the two, i’d have to say the panasonic has better picture quality.

  6. Andre Marcelo-Tanner
    Twitter: kzapkzap

    Samsung have their no dead pixel warranties
    samsung is cheaper better looking and more stylish than the others. Yes you can compare all you want, in the end it wont really matter until we have full HD cable here in the country.

  7. jun says:

    ^ it does matter. using a bluray player with the same disc for reference purposes, i prefer the picture quality of the panasonic. of course i can only do so with the specific models i own. tvs are not only used for watching cable, and honestly, i don’t see affordable HD cable happening soon here, at least not in the next 2 years.

  8. calvin says:

    i’d go with samsung again.

  9. blued888 says:

    Samsung and Sharp would definitely be my top choices if I decide to go LCD. No surprise there.

  10. mel says:

    samsung…bang for the buck

    even my ref and automatic washing machine is Samsung :)

  11. LX says:

    @yuga Is that 68,000 LCD / flat panel TVs or just TVs?

  12. Haruka says:

    To be very honest, I’d still go for Sony and the other Japanese brands in spite of their hefty price tags. My after-sales experiences with Samsung were terrible – and that’s saying it very nicely. Ultimong camera pa lang, wala na silang kibo. Paano pa kaya kung TV?

  13. Neobux says:

    My son’s name is Samsung.

  14. sandz says:

    HI, need to ask this just yesterday I scouted for LCD I found LG LH20 32 inches, what do you thin of this brand and model? it says 60,000:1 ratio could that be true?


  15. zei says:

    sandz,contrast ratio is really 60,000:1. it’s on sale right now & im planning to buy one. features r ok but it only lacks PIP function. good quality & affordable price though.

  16. jehzlau says:

    Samsung syempre. :D Cheaper than Sony’s line up na same ang specs. :)

  17. cheeny says:

    Sony’s LCD TV Panels are being made by Samsung and they are selling it at a higher price point. Yes… that’s right your Bravia is partly Samsung and you payed alot more…

  18. del says:

    Hi! Need help!

    I buy Samsung LCD Series 4 here in singapore but cannot watch TV anyone know how to fix this problem?

  19. scrap says:

    i go 4 samsung

  20. Christian says:

    i want samsung

  21. I’m not sure where you’re getting your info, but good topic. I needs to spend some time learning more or understanding more. Thanks for magnificent info I was looking for this information for my mission.

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