Vizio dominates LCD TV market in U.S.

Vizio easily bested its competitors in the LCD TV market in the fourth quarter and for all of 2010.

The company shipped nearly 2.9 million LCD TVs in the U.S. during the fourth quarter, capturing 27.6 percent market share, research firm iSuppli reported today. That figure was a 55.5 percent jump from the same period a year earlier.

Samsung nabbed the No. 2 spot in LCD TV shipments in the fourth quarter, shipping 2.1 million LCD TVs and capturing 20.2 percent of the market. The company's shipments were up 22.4 percent from the same period a year earlier. Sony trailed with 10.1 percent market share, shipping 1 million LCD TVs last quarter. Sony's shipments were down by 20.4 percent from the same quarter a year earlier.

For all of 2010, Vizio also led the LCD TV market in the U.S., tallying 21.3 percent market share. Samsung once again trailed Vizio with 18.8 percent share.

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