Vizio announced last week the success of several of its product lines in the first quarter, especially in the LCD HDTV category. The company announced that it sold 1.066 million LCD TVs in the quarter, numbers buoyed by a 22 percent increase in the sale of its 50"-and-above HDTVs, while more than half of its TVs were 1080p-equipped models.
"Americans continue to have a strong appetite for high performance TV products and are looking more and more to VIZIO for these latest technologies,” Laynie Newsome, Vizio co-founder and chief sales officer, said as part of the announcement. “We continue to remain focused on exceeding our customers’ expectations with exciting and innovative new products like VIZIO Internet Apps, Connected Blu-ray DVD Players, AV optimized wireless Internet routers and other Internet apps enabled entertainment systems.
The company also released preliminary results by iSuppli of first-quarter market share for LCD TVs, in which Vizio finished slightly behind Samsung and ahead of Sony.