By Lisa Johnston
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SAN DIEGO – A recent study of retail LCD TV placements by market research firm Gap Intelligence revealed that most top TV manufacturers stopped producing CCFL-backlit LCD TVs in 2013, and LED-edge and backlit LED models now dominate the marketplace.
LG, Panasonic, Samsung, Sharp, Sony, Toshiba and Vizio no longer produce CCFL-lit models, even in the most entry-level TVs, Gap pointed out.
Smaller manufacturers continue to offer CCF-Llit TVs, but the majority of the market has switched to LED lighting as the production cost of the newer technology has dropped over the past few years.
Plasma TVs continue to make up only a small portion of the TV market.
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