While Vizio overtook Samsung to reclaim the lead in LCD TV sales in the fourth quarter, Samsung maintains the lead in overall HDTV sales in the U.S. for last year. That's according to figures released Monday by research firm iSuppli Corp.
iSuppli found that Samsung sold 6.6 million units in 2009, a market share of 18.4 percent. The number marked a 22.6 percent increase from the same time last year.
“Samsung maintained its overall leadership in the U.S. flat panel television market due to the continued success of the LED-backlit LCD TVs and its strong price competitiveness in both value and premium TV segments,” Riddhi Patel, director of television systems and retail services for iSuppli, said as part of the announcement.