The China Syndrome
Plasmas, on the other hand, have been experiencing a gradual easing off of prices to lure buyers and encourage manufacturers to develop new products. This year the price of 40- to 42-inch plasma displays have dropped to $2,000, down from the $3,000 price in 2000.
With regard to rear-projection TVs, some big companies in mainland China have released their own RPTV models. Makers are entering this sector via the release of CRT-based models that are normally priced from $755 to $1,200.
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