By 2008 50% of 40-inch and larger TVs will be plasma sets

DisplaySearch is saying that by 2008 the manufacturing cost for a 40″ LCD panel will be about $645, compared with just $454 for a 42″ plasma display panel. The price of a 42″ set is forecast to dip well below $2,000 by 2008, helping plasma TVs to more than quadruple their sales to 12.3 mln units and grab 50% of the market for TV sets of 40″ or more, compared with 40% now.