30 Aug '11, 10pm

A TV set could cost less than an iPad by this year, analysts claim

The prices of television sets have fallen so much that a typical set will soon cost less than an Apple iPad. According to Santa Clara, a research firm, average prices of 42-inch LCD television sets in the United States will probably fall 10 per cent to US$599 (S$721.80) this quarter from a year earlier, and slip to US$578 by year's end. iPads sell from US$499 in the US, with the Wifi only, 32GB version retailing at US$599. "The value consumers ascribe to a TV set is lower than most manufacturers' costs," said an analyst. BLOOMBERG

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