New York - Vizio's product team
revealed here Wednesday a handful of new LCD TV models and holiday promotional
prices aimed at maintaining the brand's competitive surge during the critical
The company's CEO and founder William Wang, who
was traveling in Asia this week, announced over there that Vizio expects to
sell 6 million TVs in North America in 2009,
and has set a goal of selling 10 million units in 2010.
Market research firm iSuppli recently ranked
Vizio No. 2 in U.S. LCD TV shipment market share for the third quarter of 2009,
and No. 1 in cumulative North American LCD TV shipments for the full year as of
the end of September.
According to iSuppli, Vizio has shipped 4.075 million LCD TV
units into the U.S.
at the start of the fourth quarter, followed by Samsung with 3.894 million,
Sony with 2.362 million, LG with 1.739 million and Toshiba with 1.686 million.
Vizio's third quarter LCD TV shipments grew
87 percent from 658,997 in the third quarter of 2008, to 1,234,667 in Q3 2009,
To help boost holiday sales, Vizio revealed the following
specials running on or around Black Friday at select dealer partners:
* The VBR-110 BD-Live-ready
Blu-ray Disc player is being offered at $40 off through Costco and Costco.com
for $99.99, starting Nov. 27 and running through Nov. 29, while supplies last.
* The VSB210WS
sound bar with wireless subwoofer will be on sale for $199 ($50 off the
previous sale price and $150 off the regular selling price) at Costco from Nov.
27-29, while supplies last.
* The VA19
19-inch 720p LCD TV will be on sale for $178 ($30 off the regular selling
price) at Walmart now through the end of the year.
* The VA26L
26-inch LCD TV will be on sale for $248 ($100 off the regular selling price) at
Walmart, from Nov. 21-27, while supplies last.
* The VO320E
32-inch 720p LCD TV will be on sale for $339 ($50 off the regular selling
price) at Sam's Club, SamsClub.com, Costco and Costco.com, now through the Nov.
29, while supplies last.
* The VL320M
32-inch 1080p LCD TV will be on sale for $399 ($50 off the regular selling
price) at Costco, Nov. 27-29, while supplies last.
* The VF550M
55-inch CCFL-backlit 1080p 120Hz LCD TV ($300 off the regular selling price)
will be on sale for $1,199 from Costco and Costco.com between Nov. 27-29, while
* Vizio is
also launching its first 40-inch 1080p LCD TV with a special offer from Costco
for $599 ($100 off the regular selling price), from Dec. 3-20.