VIZIO has become the number one brand for LCD HDTVs in North America, the company said recently. When considering last year's sales numbers, VIZIO held the No. 1 spot for LCD HDTVs in the US with over 21% market share. In the final quarter of 2010, VIZIO's share of the market was 28%. VIZIO also boasts of being the leading shipper of LED backlit HDTVs in North America in Q4.
Consumers Make VIZIO the #1 LCD HDTV in North America
IRVINE, CA – FEBRUARY 24, 2011 — VIZIO, Inc. America’s #1 LCD HDTV Company, announced today that it outperformed the industry as the number one shipper of all flat panel HDTVs in Q4 2010 for both North America and the U.S. With an LCD HDTV share of more than 28%* VIZIO has captured the important essence of consumer desires in flat panel HDTV performance features, design form and value.
VIZIO saw significant sales increases with its 7-time award winning XVT Series lineup with VIZIO Internet Apps®, as well as in the Beyond TV category, headlined by Blu-ray players with wireless Internet apps and the nation’s bestselling Soundbars. VIZIO was also the leading shipper of LED backlit HDTVs in North America in Q4** behind the strength of its TruLED and Razor LED products shipping over 50% more backlit LED LCD TVs than its nearest competitor.
“VIZIO continues to defy conventional wisdom in the consumer electronics space with strong growth and innovation. Our team’s success has proven that consumers recognize great technology at a great price by unseating the industry’s traditional leaders in the LCD market,” stated Randy Waynick, Chief Sales Officer, of VIZIO. “Customers have embraced our higher performance product lineup and efficient retail partners in TVs and have now carried over their brand loyalty to our Beyond TV products, making VIZIO’s soundbars and Blu-ray players best sellers as well. Stay tuned in 2011 as we extend our “Entertainment Freedom for All” brand vision to Theater 3D HDTVs, tablets and smartphones.”
Adding to the meteoric growth of the brand, VIZIO’s Beyond TV Category, which includes soundbars, Blu-ray players, Headphones, Wall mounts, Cables, Wireless Routers, and other accessories, saw tremendous increases in Q4. Market-leading Soundbars saw sales growth of 200% Q/Q while sales of VIZIO’s popular Blu-ray players grew 163% representing 10% of the market***. Offering a wide range of Soundbar solutions with innovative wireless subwoofers in 5.1 and 2.1 channel configurations and sizes for small to large size televisions has allowed VIZIO to dominate this market -- capturing 54% of the growing market in Q4 based on CEA’s MarketMetrics data.
VIZIO has also become a leader in some key advanced TV categories, rising to #1 in LED LCD TV unit shipments in North America and was #2 in high frame rate LCD and 40”+ screen size,” stated Paul Gagnon, Director of North American TV Research at DisplaySearch.
DisplaySearch: Top 10 LCD TV Brands in North America for the Year of 2010 (Ranking by Unit Shipments in Thousands)
Source: DisplaySearch February 2011
The forth quarter’s results showed that consumers are looking for innovation as well as value for their HDTV purchases. Outpacing the industry, VIZIO LED HDTV shipments grew 993% Y/Y, Full HD LCD TVs grew 44% Y/Y, 46” and above TVs grew 92% Y/Y and 120Hz+ TVs grew 119% Y/Y***.
“U.S. consumers are demanding full-featured LCD TVs at the lowest possible prices,” said Riddhi Patel, Director, Television Systems, for IHS. “Television brands that successfully offer a combination of low pricing and advanced features, such as LED backlighting, Internet connectivity are gaining market share. Because of VIZIO’s ability to provide latest features at attractive prices, the brand has reached number 1 position in the US flat panel TV market in Q4 2010.”
iSuppli: Top 8 LCD-TV Brands in the United States for the Year of 2010 (Ranking by Unit Shipments in Thousands)
Source: iSuppli Corp. February 2011
iSuppli: Top 8 All Flat Panel Brands in the United States for Q4 2010 (Ranking by Unit Shipments in Thousands)
Further displaying VIZIO’s growing popularity for the family’s main living room TV is Quixel Research’s Q4 list of the Top 5 Best Selling models in the US LCD TV market. One of VIZIO’s 40”+ LCD TV models was both the largest and the highest priced among those ranked in the top five best sellers for the quarter.
Quixel Research Market Update – Q4 2010 Top 5 Best Sellers by Units
“VIZIO has become the brand to purchase for newest technology such as LED and Internet connected HDTV as well as their larger main living room TVs where they get the latest features at prices that allow them to step up to the next generation of entertainment,” stated Tamaryn Pratt, Analyst at Quixel Research."
*Source: iSuppli Research Q1 2011 Report of Q4 2010 US LCD Market Share ** Source: DisplaySearch Quarterly Advanced Global TV Shipment and Forecast Report ***Source: VIZIO, Inc.
Anyone have first hand experience with this company? Also, whats fascinating, i remember reading an article that they were numero 2 a few years ago... and guess that, it was almost exactly 2 years ago HH posted this:
Seems like they're really upping the ante!
It should read: VIZIO, Inc. America’s #1 LCD HDTV Company, announced today that it outperformed the industry as the number one shipper of LCD flat panel HDTVs in Q4 2010 for both North America and the U.S.
I have two of this VIZIO brand, a 37" LCD and a 46" LCD. Both have been here at the house since summer 2006 and I've had no problems with them at all. Both still have a great picture, and I would buy VIZIO again. I had bought a SANYO 26" LCD at the same time I bought these, but it died in 2009.
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VIZIO makes great TV's. I've been looking into getting one to replace my ageing Toshiba 34" CRT.
And one of u told me to stay away from VIZIO! lol
Inspector, whoever said that is right, they may sell a lot but they often will use cheap components (google Vizio Pop of Death to see one common issue), and they don't have any inventory, so if you do have a problem getting parts to repair it can be a nightmare. Also, they do not have on-site service, YOU pay to ship the thing back to them, then wait until the send it back to you, which could take weeks to months. They are cheap for a reason, you may get a killer deal today but you may end up paying for it in the end, stay with brands like Sony, Sharp, Samsung, JVC and Panasonic, steer clear of Vizio and other "bargain" brands.
MCook:Also, they do not have on-site service
Both of mine (Vizio) came with 5 years of free in home service. Never had to use it though, because they work fine.
rofl; I love it "Also, they do not have on-site service" re:MCook, "Both of mine (Vizio) came with 5 years of free in home service. " realneil. I am sorry to pull rank on ya MCook I have know realneil for several years now on here, and in general everything he has told me has been generally correct.
Mine came with FREE in home service for 5 years.
I got them both at Costco at the same time. They were a fairly new brand at the time.
They don't offer that anymore though,...........
I've seen Vizio branded TV's before but I've never expected they'd become this big. Still, congrats.
I may be looking towards a Vizio HDTV to make our living room a centerpiece, and that was before they became #1.
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I didn't say Neil had said anything false, and that's great that he has good service with Vizio, I still wouldn't buy one though :)
Their the ultra cheap of HDTVs. Thank you but no, I'll stick with my Sharp Aquos. Much better quality panel, much better picture quality, much higher quality workmanship, and an actual usable warranty.
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MCook:I didn't say Neil had said anything false
I know you didn't.
I bought these two panels because the cost was so low. At the time I had lots of money, (the good old days) but didn't want to blow it all on TV screens either. So I bought the less expensive screens. The Sanyo screen was more money per screen size but died rapidly.
One thing that I do with them is I take them outside and blow the dust out of them once a year. They do collect a lot of dust too. So keeping them clean may be helping.
The Aquos screens are nice, my daughter has a few of them, but my next purchase will be a 120Mhz. screen.
I have a 42" true led. It's amazing, best bang for the buck. It looks better than my parents 46" sharp aquos, granted I have 120 hz refresh rate.
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The 120's I've seen on display have an outstanding picture.
all the Vizio's I have seen have unbelievable picture. I been wanting one for my next purchase
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