The best time to buy an HDTV
It's always a tough call when deciding to buy a new HDTV or any other piece of pricey electronic equipment. When is the best time to buy? Now, next month, next year? Prices change extremely quickly in the HDTV market and you'll pay hundreds or dollars more or less for the same size HDTV from one month to the next.
With the global economy pumping up, LCD panel manufacturers in Asia are ramping up production. With an increase in supply comes excess inventory. HDTV demand hasn't quite gone full steam ahead leading to an excess of LCD panel supply. In order to restore the balance between supply and demand, HDTV manufacturers will pay less for those LCD panels and hopefully pass on the savings to consumers like you. This means lower prices.
Research firm iSuppli analyst Riddhi Patel thinks this drop in prices could reach you and me by the end of the second quarter. A heads up if you're wondering when the best time to buy an HDTV will be in 2010.
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Posted by Justin Davey at May 1, 2010 9:45 AM