Marshall Cohen, chief industry analyst of the NPD Group, on whether Black Friday sales are best for holiday bargains.
Doorbuster deals on LCD televisions drew crowds of Black Friday shoppers to big box stores on Thanksgiving evening.
Despite some backlash against early store openings on Thanksgiving Day, retailers could see a record number of shoppers as Black Friday 2011 got underway.
LCD TV prices will fall to their lowest levels of all time this Black Friday, as television manufacturers try to use bargains to revive struggling sales.
Amazon continues to follow its strategic policy to invest for the longterm by focusing on growing sales and gaining market share today at the expense of lower earnings and almost non-existent margins.
If you're looking for a flat-screen TV deal, this week is a good time to buy -- but extreme bargain hunters may find even better deals next month.
Ultra-low prices for flat screen LCD TVs are typical for Black Friday. But this year, the best deals are expected to come even later in the holiday season and into early 2011.
Black Friday bargain hunters beware. There's a good chance you won't score that doorbuster deal you've set your heart on.
Wal-Mart announced free online shipping Thursday on 60,000 holiday items with no minimum purchase required, a significant move that's likely to rattle its competitors in the crucial year-end sales race to Christmas.
Wal-Mart's highly awaited Black Friday ad promises hot deals on high-definition TVs, Blu-ray players, laptops and holiday gift favorites such as toys and DVDs, according to a copy of the retailer's circular obtained by CNNMoney.com on Saturday.
Boxee has announced that its Boxee Box -- a set-top box for streaming video content built in collaboration with D-Link -- is now available in 33 countries.
Here's a sampling of what Black Friday shoppers at Target stores could score this year: $3 appliances, deep deals on HDTVs and 50% off on clothes and toys, according to a website that says it has received a leaked copy of the retailer's circular.
Sony has unveiled its newest line of Internet-enabled TVs, complete with the highly-anticipated Google TV software.
An historically large oversupply of LCD TV panels is causing television prices to fall right in time for the holiday shopping season.
Amid the alphabet soup of current television technology, from DVR to 3-D to DirecTV, there is a truism that remains as clear as high-definition television:
Well, TV remote control, it was a very impressive 60-year run. But it may soon be time to say goodbye.
They came by truck, by van and even by taxi.
Wal-Mart's much-awaited Black Friday deals will focus on a gamut of gadgets such as high-definition TVs, laptops and Blu-ray players, as well as holiday gift favorites such as toys and DVDs, according to a copy of the retailer's circular obtained by CNNMoney.com.
If you're in the market for a new flatscreen TV this holiday season, you're in luck.
Target is hoping to lure this year's Black Friday shoppers with $3 toasters and coffeemakers, deep deals on high-definition televisions, and discounts of 50% on clothes and toys, according to a Web site that says it has received a leaked copy of the retailer's circular.
If you are a consumer electronics maker looking for profit in a time when would-be customers are counting their pennies, what do you do? One tactic: launch a new line of pricey products.
Three-dimensional TV is coming to a living room near you. But will the technology spur a consumer spending spree like digital and high-definition TV did before it? Or will 3D end up being the next big flop?
LG Electronics said Monday it will market a high-definition television set that will instantly stream movies from the video rental service Netflix.
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Television as we know is about to change drastically in the U.S. in February when broadcasters switch solely to transmitting digital signals. And even though there are many benefits to this transition, there are also a few downsides.
When Hitachi first announced the U.S. availability of its superslim monitors at CES last January, they were the slimmest flat-panel LCDs yet at 1.5 inches thick.
At CNET when we review one size DTV in the same series we often don't review another, but we're making an exception in the case of the LG 60PG60.
Help the economy: buy a sweet $7,000 HDTV. (Then charge admission)
Coming from a company known more for its plasma HDTVs, the Panasonic TC-32LX85 is a pleasant surprise in the 32-inch LCD category.
After losing out in the battle to define the high-definition successor of the DVD, Toshiba Corp. has turned its attention to the next best thing: the DVD
Corning's guesswork fails to keep people confident about its glassworks.
As Sony and Samsung continue to battle for LCD supremacy, Sony is trickling down previously premium features to its less expensive models.
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Sony has always been a go-to brand for people who don't mind paying more for HDTVs, or just about anything else for that matter, and the company's least-expensive 2008 32-inch HDTV, the KDL-32M4000, exemplifies the trend.
The Best Buy house brand Insignia can be found on some of the cheapest, er, least-expensive HDTVs available anywhere, and judging from the company's terrible NS-PDP42 plasma, you might be tempted to write these sets off entirely.
Plasma HDTVs seem almost passe these days, but in our experience they still produce generally better images than LCDs. The mid-price 50-inch Samsung PN50A550 reviewed here provides a typical example of what plasma can do right.
Vizio and Westinghouse have become relatively well-known brands among the hundreds of flat-panel LCD makers most people haven't heard of, and Olevia also deserves credit for establishing its name as well.
Stephanie Grosser says her husband thinks he will buy a plasma TV with the rebate check they may soon collect from the federal government. "He is wrong," Grosser reveals. Instead, that money will go toward paying off student loans.
CNN's Veronica De La Cruz is in Las Vegas for the International CES and talks to Jim Barry about the latest gadgets.
Even though the sun was hours away from rising, bargain-hunters at a Wal-Mart store in Union were fully awake and ready to shop.
Worried retailers and mall operators breathed a sigh of relief after the 2007 holiday shopping marathon off to a robust start Friday.
Neither high gas prices nor falling home values deterred customers from lining up and plunking down cash at Manhattan electronics stores Friday, and deep price cuts helped big ticket items go fast.
Carol Van Cleef, from the law firm Brian Cave, discusses how criminals use pre-paid gift cards to launder money.
Among that tiny segment of the population that cares about the latest HDTV technology, and the even tinier segment that can afford it, the introduction of Samsung's 81 series of flat-panel LCDs is kind of like early Christmas. The first widely distributed LCD HDTVs to incorporate LED backlights -- Sony sold a few Qualia 005s a couple years ago at $8,000 to $15,000 a pop -- the Samsungs promise amazing black levels, claiming a contrast ratio spec of 500,000:1.
Target this year is setting juicy Black Friday deals on high-definition televisions, digital cameras, videogame consoles and toys, according to a Web site that says it has received a leaked copy of the retailer's circular.
Sony displayed Monday the first television for the commercial market with an organic light-emitting diode display it said symbolized the revival of the faltering Japanese electronics maker.
With the release of "Halo 3," Microsoft amps up the hype surrounding gaming. CNN's Jim Boulden reports.
As Best Buy gears up for its important high-definition TV sales months, a new survey from the No. 1 electronics retailer reveals that almost 90 percent of Americans still don't understand HDTVs - and close to 50 percent underestimate the cost of buying one.
Japanese electronics makers Sharp Corp. and Pioneer Corp. announced a capital and operations tie-up Thursday that will make Sharp the top shareholder in its Tokyo-based peer.
As second kahuna in the no-name HDTV surfing contest after big-wave Vizio, Westinghouse always seems to have something to prove. The 47-inch TX-47F430S LCD rides hard with an extralong board's worth of features, including four HDMI inputs, 1080p native resolution for a relative pittance, oodles of picture settings, and a great selection of power-affecting modes.
Sony Corp. has no plans to cut the price of its PlayStation 3 (PS3) at present to increase demand and counter surging sales of Nintendo's rival game console Wii, Sony's president said Friday.
Circuit City on Wednesday reported a steep first-quarter loss amid a big drop in TV sales and warned that it expects more sales volatility ahead as it charts a turnaround strategy.
Sony's 2007 Bravia home theater in a box (HTIB) systems represent something of a departure from the company's popular Dream systems.
Vizio's VX32L HDTV may not be the least-expensive 32-inch flat-panel LCD on the market, but it's still quite affordable.
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The annual trade show known as Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies (CEATEC), under way here this week, is the Japanese equivalent of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), except about two years more advanced. We've come here, along with some 200,000 gadget-happy Japanese consumers, to see what American consumers might expect to see at home in 2008.
Canon is betting billions that a new technology called surface-conduction electron-emitter display, or SED, will enable the company to muscle into the flat-screen-TV market. SED technology, developed in conjunction with Toshiba, yields images of superior quality to liquid-crystal or plasma screens while consuming far less power.
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HDTV is finally ready for its closeup. In the past three years, prices of high-definition sets have tumbled 50 percent, and the quality has improved vastly. And just as important, the amount of high-definition programming available has been growing steadily.
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