Why are widescreen TVs so much more?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by NickSchmidt, Sep 27, 2002.

  1. NickSchmidt

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    I don't get it. Widescreen TVs are sometimes thousands of dollars more expensive and a lot of times they're smaller. Why is it so much more to make a rectangle instead of a square?
     
  2. Neil Joseph

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    The price has been coming down compared to when they first came out. It probably is simple supply and demand, plus factor in a newer generation of product.
     
  3. Chet Hayes

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    It's not the shape of the screen. These sets are either HDTV ready or some have the HD tuner built in. It's definitely more expensive to build a tube and electronics that have 1080 lines of resolution vs 480. A good example is PC displays, the higher the resolution, the more it costs.

    The prices will continue to drop as the volume manufacturing efficiencies increase.
     

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