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Big, gorgeous TVs will fit more household budgets this holiday

Samsung's (SSNLF) 55-inch KN55S9C is an OLED TV, which promises better picture quality, lower energy use and a curved display to make viewing more immersive. The first sets just started showed up in U.S. stores for $8,999.99. Image courtesy of Samsung.

Samsung’s new 55-inch KN55S9C is an OLED TV, promising better picture quality, lower energy use and a curved display for immersive viewing. The first sets are showing up in U.S. stores for $8,999. Image from Samsung.

I checked in with the TV industry after hearing about an oversupply of LCD panels by Asian factories. Oversupply typically translates to lower prices for consumers but how low, I wondered? Plus, I’m all for spending less of my hard-earned money.

So I checked in with The NPD Group, a market research firm that tracks all sorts of products based on consumer purchases. A report NPD recently released mentioned several tech gadgets consumers hoped to buy in the next two years. At the top of the list: a TV. That surprised me a bit because it seems like the hype is still all about portable, mobile and, well, anything but a TV.

I also interviewed an analyst at iSuppli who knows the nitty-gritty of panel production by Asian manufacturers. The result are two stories I wrote for TheStreet. The first briefly tells you about the state of the industry. The second: What’s hot! My short list for TV hotness: OLEDs, UHDs, 2-in-1 displays, and possibly the $100 32-inch LCD TV. Not so hot: 3D TVs and smart TVs.

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