Flat-Screen TV Prices Rising; When's the Right Time to Buy?

Flat-screen TV prices have been rising since February, but now some analysts say prices could fall in the coming months.

Analysts base their predictions on the prices of liquid crystal displays — which are the most expensive component of a flat screen TV.

Prices of LCDs, used in everything from cellphones to flat-screen TVs, have started to fall after months of stable or rising prices. That’s because with the market in an upswing thanks to a recovery in the global economy, LCD makers, especially those in Taiwan, have started to ramp up capacity, running their factories at full utilization. With additional capacity coming on line from new production lines at Sharp, Samsung Electronics and LG Display, supply growth for LCDs is now outstripping demand.

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