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Podcast #695: Top Selling HDTVs

We like to occasionally take a look at the top selling products at Amazon as a barometer of what is occurring in the larger Consumer Electronics market. Sometimes what we find shocks us, other times is confirms our suspicions, and sometimes it just flat out doesn’t make any sense at all. Today we take a look at the top 10 selling HDTVs.

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Top Ten Selling TVs at Amazon

Best Sellers in Televisions

10. LG Electronics 42LF5800 42-Inch 1080p Smart LED TV (2015 Model)

$398.00, 4.1 out of 5 stars


9. Samsung UN40H5003 40-Inch 1080p 60Hz LED TV (2014 Model)

$327.99, 4.2 out of 5 stars


8. Samsung UN32J4000 32-Inch 720p 60Hz LED TV (2015 Model)

$237.99, 4.3 out of 5 stars


7. LG Electronics 42LF5800 42-Inch 1080p Smart LED TV (2015 Model)

$398.00, 4.8 out of 5 stars


6. Samsung UN32J5003 32-Inch 1080p LED TV (2015 Model)

$247.99, 3.7 out of 5 stars


5. VIZIO E32-C1 32-Inch 1080p Smart LED HDTV

$269.99, 4.1 out of 5 stars


4. Samsung UN40H5203 40-Inch 1080p 60Hz Smart LED TV (2014 Model)

$377.99, 4.3 out of 5 stars


3. VIZIO E50-C1 50-Inch 1080p Smart LED HDTV

$528.00, 4.1 out of 5 stars


2. VIZIO E24-C1 24-Inch 1080p Smart LED HDTV

$168.00, 4.1 out of 5 stars


1. LG Electronics 42LF5600 42-Inch 1080p LED TV (2015 Model)

$348.00, 4.5 out of 5 stars



  • By Brand
    • Samsung : 4
    • VIZIO : 3
    • LG : 3
  • By size:
    • <30" : 1
    • 30-49" : 8
    • >49" : 1
  • By Price
    • <$300 : 4
    • $300-500 : 5
    • >$500 : 1
  • By Resolution:
    • 1080p : 9
    • 720p : 1
  • By Display Technology
    • LED / LCD : 10


Top UltraHD / 4K TVs:

35. VIZIO M50-C1 50-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED HDTV

$798.00, 4.2 out of 5 stars


40. Samsung UN55JU6500 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2015 Model)

$1,097.99, 3.6 out of 5 stars


The #100 selling TV is #3660 overall in electronics. No OLED TVs appear in the top 100. The #1 selling OLED TV is #5132 overall in electronics; #2 is #15374 overall. The #1 selling plasma TV is #6641.


Best Sellers in OLED TVs

1. LG Electronics 55EC9300 55-Inch 1080p 3D Curved OLED TV (2015 Model)

$2,499.00, 4.5 out of 5 stars


2. LG Electronics 55EG9600 55-inch 4K Ultra HD 3D Curved Smart OLED TV (2015 Model)

$4,999.00, 4.3 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers in Plasma TVs

1. LG Electronics 50PB6650 50-Inch 1080p 600Hz PLASMA TV (2014 Model)

$699.00, 4.3 out of 5 stars




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Reader Comments (1)

Most of the TVs on the top 10 list on Amazon are impulse items purchased along with some Fruit of the Loom undies, the latest John Sanford book and some bug spray. The buyer does not see a need to actually see the TV in person in this price range. If the customer "star ratings are OK, it is easy to proceed., If they are unhappy, they can of course send it back at Amazon expense.

The brands that you mention not being high on the Amazon list are targeting more expensive sets (Sony, Panasonic etc.) that are naturally going to be lower volume, even on Amazon. When spending a thousand dollars and up on a set, I would expect the buyer to want to visit a showroom and compare the possible products with the help of a knowledgeable person. Necessarily, these types of sets will be lower volume. Buyers in this category also are probably purchasing some installation services too.

The market has just evolved to the point that brands now stake out segments that they want to emphasize.

I recently purchased some earbuds on Amazon that are the most popular on the site. $9.99 total cost. Same theory. Easy to take a chance on a popular item, highly rated, low price and a best seller. Not a premium product but worth what I paid. If I was spending a few hundred dollars or more on earbuds or a headset, I would go to a store and listen first, even if they are on Amazon and are highly rated.

July 10, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJerry Van Pelt

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