LCD Panel Prices Hit Bottom Indicating Standard Price Points; or, Now's the Time to Buy That HDTV


If you’re one of the millions of American’s waiting for just the right time to pounce on that flat panel LCD TV you’ve had your eyes on, now’s the time to strike, according to Wired and iSuppli. The market prices of the LCD panels, which are at the heart of any LCD TV, have hit bottom and are starting a rebound, meaning they’re not likely to get any cheaper. This is especially true of sizes 37-inches and smaller.

Now it’s just a matter of picking your price point. 37-inch LCD HDTVs can be found new for as little as $550 for off-brands, up to $2200 for name brands, but really it’s all about what you’re comfortable with. I myself have an Olevia Syntax I paid $500 for, and I love it. But if you’re not into brands you’ve never heard of, then you’re going to spend money for the peace of mind.

No matter which way you go, though, this is the year that the pricing quits dropping and stablizes. Sure, there might be some door-buster sales or good discounts on close-out models, but the freefall is over, so you now have your selection of models based on your budget without having to worry about the prices next year. Go for it, friend. Get that HDTV.

The Party’s Over as LCD Television Prices Hit Bottom [Wired News]