Vizio is top LCD TV maker

You've probably never heard of Vizio, but the company is now the No. 1 LCD TV-maker in North America, says a new study from researcher iSuppli. Vizio, based in Irvine, Calif., is the name behind many of those incredibly low-priced TVs you see at Costco, Wal-Mart, and other big stores. Vizio got its start as a consulting firm that helped PC-maker Gateway launch a line of flat-panel TVs about five years ago. Gateway has since pulled out of the TV market, but Vizio is going strong.

How could Vizio become so big, so fast? It's possible because today's electronics-makers don't need their own factories. For-hire manufacturers in Asia will build nearly any electronic you want for a fee, and nearly everybody in the industry uses them. Outsourcing manufacturing allows Vizio to have only about 80 employees - and most of them work in tech support.

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jlemdon4135d ago

I was plan on getting a 42' 1080P Vizio anyway.

Gizmo_Logix4134d ago (Edited 4134d ago )

If you don't want to spend a lot for Sharp, Sony or Samsung (the best three IMO). The Vizio is great for what you get. It's good choice for a starving college student.

Lord Anubis4135d ago

let see how long those tvs last.

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tomfoolery4135d ago (Edited 4135d ago )

selling them by the truck loads.
A great product at a reasonable price........key!

kn4135d ago

When their 47" 1080P LCD comes down under $1K (maybe black friday this christmas?) I might just have to have one.

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