[opendtv] Re: Barriers eroding to LCD TV adoption

  • From: "John Willkie" <johnwillkie@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2004 15:30:15 +0100

Sounds good to me.  Wasn't it just last year that you pointed out a similar
price delta of close to $1K, and you were saying that it wouldn't come down
for many years?

Glad to see that you recognize the short-term limitations of your
"long-term" thinking.

John Willkie

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:opendtv-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Craig Birkmaier
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2004 2:27 PM
To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [opendtv] Re: Barriers eroding to LCD TV adoption

At 8:05 PM -0400 7/1/04, Tom Barry wrote:
>According to recent AVS posts there are a couple of Sanyo integrated
>(ATSC&Cable QAM) direct view 30" & 32" sets at WalMart for only $747.
>I think that sort of sets a new price point to beat.

Yup, if the price for these sets is only $747, they really do
represent a new low price point.

I would note two things:

These are CRT displays that weigh in at about 150 pounds.

You can buy the non HD version of the 32" Sanyo with Svideo and
component inputs for $447. This means that the premium for the HD
tuners and drive circuity is just $300 at retail.


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