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Mahwah, N.J. – Sharp Electronics said Wednesday its 70-inch Aquos Ultra HD LED LCD TV is now available at regional and national specialty retailers around the country.
Sharp model LC-70UD1U (carrying a $7,499 suggested retail and a $5,999 unilateral pricing policy tag), is billed as the first THX 4K Certified Ultra HDTV on the market.
The Ultra HDTV (UHD) set is available at national specialty retailers, major regional retailers and on Amazon.com, among other venues, the company said.
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.
Englewood Cliffs, N.J. – LG Electronics USA said Wednesday it is using its role as an NCAA corporate partner to embark on an 11-school fan-experience tour.
Scheduled stops on the LG tour include: campuses where key NCAA football match ups are scheduled, in order to give fans the chance to witness demonstrations of LG’s Smart TVs and Smartphones while having the opportunity to win season tickets for each home team’s 2014 football season.
Diamond Bar, Calif. — Seiki Digital introduced Monday a new Retro Design FullHD LCD TV, targeting secondary room placements such as playrooms, college dorms or kitchens.
The 22-inch Retro Design HDTV (SE22FR01) carries a $329 suggested retail and is billed as “a new colorful nostalgic HDTV model.” It eventually will be available in multiple retro colors, including Retro Red, Mid-century Yellow, Electric Blue, Doo-wop Purple and Cadillac Pink.
Berlin — LG used IFA 2013 here to issue an aggressive new mission statement on the global rollout of next generation TVs.
LG said it plans “to quickly expand the OLED TV market,” by selling its sets not only in department stores and luxury retailers but also large consumer electronics chains with national networks.
Englewood Cliffs, N.J. — LG Electronics has officially cut the price on its 55-inch curved-screen FullHD OLED TV to $9,999 in the U.S. and has dropped the price on its current 55-inch Ultra High-Definition LED LCD TV by another $500, to $4,499, the company confirmed to TWICE.
An LG spokesman confirmed dealer leaks to TWICE that it has cut the unilateral pricing policy (UPP) ticket of the 55-inch curved-screen FullHD OLED TV (model 55EA9800) in line with a recent announcement by the parent company in South Korea.
Berlin – The battle for 4K TV supremacy between South Korea’s two largest TV makers landed on a new front here this week, with both companies revealing curved-screen Ultra High-Definition TV offerings.
LG Electronics unveiled what it called “the world’s largest Ultra High-Definition OLED TV,” measuring 77 inches and offering a curved screen. The set joins LG’s previously announced 55-inch curved OLED TV, which is on sale in the U.S. now.
Mahwah, N.J. — Longtime industry veteran Jodi Sally has joined Sharp Electronics Marketing Company of America (SEMCA) as the company’s new home entertainment products marketing director.
Sally was most recently marketing VP at Coby, and previously held senior marketing roles at Toshiba and Panasonic.
At Sharp Sally will oversee the product-based marketing of Sharp’s consumer home entertainment portfolio. She will report to Jim Sanduski, SEMCA strategic product marketing VP.
Mahwah, N.J. — Its 70-inch Ultra High-Definition TV isn’t even on the street yet and already Sharp Electronics has cut its original asking price, the company revealed to TWICE Tuesday.
A Sharp spokesperson told TWICE that the 70-inch Sharp Aquos LC-70UD1U has had its manufacturer’s suggested retail price lowered $500 from $7,999 to $7,499, and its new unilateral pricing policy (UPP) retail tag is now set at $5,999, reflecting a $2,000 drop from the UPP originally announced at launch.
Bentonville, Ark. -- Walmart announced today a major rollback on retail prices for popular CE devices.
The new prices, effective immediately, include:
* A 16GB Apple iPhone 5 in white or black goes from $129 to $98 with a two-year contract from AT&T, Verizon or Sprint;
* Samsung's Galaxy S4 is now $138 with a two-year contract with Verizon and AT&T. Verizon S4 phones were originally priced at $148 and AT&T phones were originally priced at $168;
Englewood Cliffs, N.J. – The Ultra HDTV price slashing continued this week, after retailers revealed to TWICE that LG Electronics has responded to Sony’s and Samsung’s recent price moves by cutting the prices on its recently introduced 55- and 65-inch 4K LCD TV models.
An LG spokesman confirmed that the unilateral pricing policy (UPP) adjustments will take effect September 1, and will reduce the price tickets of the 55-inch 55LA9700 by $1,000 from $5,999 to $4,999, and the 65-inch 65LA9700 by $1,500 from $7,999 to $6,499.