updated 12:55 am EDT, Thu September 18, 2008
Pioneer LCD TVs in US
Pioneer recently announced it would start selling its LCDs in North America and Asia during the first half of 2009, after unveiling the 32- and 37-inch models in Europe last month. CE Pro reveals that Pioneer will follow up the North American and Asian releases with Japan in 2010, opting to focus mostly on small- and medium-sized LCDs for the Japanese. Pioneer also said it would offer a high-end range of LCDs, manufactured with Sharp LCD panels.
Sharp agreed to provide panels for Pioneer, after an agreement was reached in March. Pioneer followed the move with ceasing plasma display manufacturing to ensure lower operating margins.