October 26th, 2012
01:38 PM ET

New Ultra HD TVs arrive in stores for the low, low price of $19,999.99

The first Ultra HD television finally went on sale Thursday. The new 84-inch LED TV from LG electronics delivers four times the resolution of current hi-definition televisions and includes 10 speakers, three-dimensional picture quality and glasses, and a virtually frameless cinema screen design.

The price tag on the Ultra HD TV is $19,999.99.

Even with the three thousand dollar discount some stores are offering, that's frankly, insane for a TV. But apparently, it's relatively, cheap.
The Sony version of the Ultra HD, which hits stores in December, is expected to retail for almost $25,000. The very high-end retailers that are stocking the sets hope to capitalize on this year's holiday shopping season.

Which brings us to tonight's number: 3%.

During the first quarter of this year, three percent fewer televisions were sold than in the same period in 2011. That might not sound like a lot but it is the first time in history that TV sales dropped from the previous year.

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  1. Trenton Mayher

    LED TVS may not exactly be what you think they are. The term LED TV might be a somewhat false because they are really LCD TVs that make use of light producing diodes or LED in short as a source of light instead of fluorescent lamps. LED lighting as compared to fluorescent lamps has more colors and contrast levels. And due to the fact that the LED is actually smaller sized than fluorescent lamps, super slim TV styles are being produced now. Of course, there are various other advantages consisting of better power effectiveness and stability, which further help in enhancing these TVs appeal.^^,^


    May 24, 2013 at 4:52 pm | Reply

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