There are three obvious trends in televisions: they get bigger, they get thinner and they get cheaper. So does it make sense to make a TV thicker just to make it cheaper? Samsung is about to find out.
Samsung launched a stack of new TVs for the Australian market at a Sydney function last night. Alex has the full roundup over at Gizmodo. What particularly struck me were the comments from local Samsung head of AV Phil Newton about how Australian has been flooded with cheap sets:
For the last 12 months it’s all been about low quality, low cost sets; it gives the market a bad name.
While Samsung still wants to get people to shell out for its high-end Smart TV units, it has recognised that price is a major driver for some people, so it is introducing some lower-priced sets. How does that happen?
By being able to make it slightly thicker, we're able to reduce the cost of the product.
As a confirmed frugal type, that appeals to me, but I suspect some people will favour the aesthetics over the price tag. What's your take? Tell us in the comments.