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Buyers shrug off 3D, Internet TVs

Postby TeMerc » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:18 pm

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Fancy new features like 3D screens and Internet connectivity have failed to inspire U.S. television shoppers, dashing a hoped-for recovery in the global consumer electronics industry.

TV manufacturers such as Sony Corp, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Sharp Corp are learning that features such as razor-thin LED TVs are just not enough to stage a comeback in the United States.

On Tuesday, Best Buy Co Inc Chief Executive Brian Dunn told analysts that sales of 3D TVs had fallen behind industry expectations.

"There was confusion about 3D early (on)," Dunn said. "It was a little short on content."

The largest U.S. electronics chain cut its full-year profit forecast, and its disappointing results put pressure on shares of Best Buy -- and other electronics companies.
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