If you are wondering who the King of the flat panels are: in overall sales it is Samsung, in LCD it’s Vizio and in plasma it is Panasonic. While Samsung’s LCD and plasma ranks are in second place, the company has 18.2 percent of the market for flat panels overall, putting it at the top but, that’s still down more than two points from the previous year.
In LCD, Vizio has replaced Samsung in first place, with an 18.9 percent share, and is the only LCD brand among the top five to ship more sets in the last quarter. The runners up are Sony, Funai, and Sharp. In plasma, Panasonic stays on as the top brand, at 38.7 percent, followed by Samsung, LG, Vizio, and Sanyo.