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Sharp May Cancel Foxconn's Investment Talks

Sharp's president hinted that financial negotiations between the company and Foxconn may be cancelled soon.

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  1. Maybe Sharp should try developing quality products.....
  2. This is sad. My family and I have bought a lot of Sharp TVs in the past and they all lasted at least 5 years. They were all affordable and simply just didn't die. They've always been one of my favorite TV brands
  3. ankit0x1Apl injecting 2 bn in Sharp along with Qualcomm n sammyin order word.....Apl CO-OPERATING? dis iz impossible

    This isn't twitter and you're not sending a text to one of your friends, so try to write normally.
  4. Shin-sanThis is sad. My family and I have bought a lot of Sharp TVs in the past and they all lasted at least 5 years. They were all affordable and simply just didn't die. They've always been one of my favorite TV brands

    Are you implying 5 years is a long life for a tv? Lol.
  5. christarpAre you implying 5 years is a long life for a tv? Lol.


    Yeah, my Hitachi plasma has been with us for about 8 years now and it's still going strong.
  6. christarpAre you implying 5 years is a long life for a tv? Lol.


    Sadly these days anything lasting a day over warranty is long life.
  7. anti-painkillaSadly these days anything lasting a day over warranty is long life.

    Um, they need to normally last somewhat longer than that otherwise the manufacturer will get nearly 100% returns...
  8. Sharp has had instances of great success, and great failure. Their line of office products never seemed to really gain much traction, and the TV market became saturated by other makers, pretty much pushing Sharp's market share into the basement. Sadly for Sharp it isn't clear there is much of a future for them, loans and investments, or not. The best they can hope for at this point is to sell to someone who might have use for their facilities and manufacturing streams.
  9. I have a
    christarpAre you implying 5 years is a long life for a tv? Lol.


    I have a Panasonic RP-HDTV that I bought in 2003. It's no longer the main TV of the house, but it gets used for cartoon DVDs almost every day. It's a good TV with a lot of life left, even with the dimming CRTs. 9 years of service before replacement, and that was a fluke that it got replaced. I have an even older 27" Pro-Scan SDTV from '93 that still works well and I keep as a standby. If a TV I bought only lasted 5 years (and died without outside influence) before needing to be replaced I'd likely never buy that brand again.

    People shouldn't expect to have to replace appliances due to failure before 10+ years. If you do, you bought too cheap. Most of the appliances I've bought in the last 15 years have gotten replaced by new models because they are obsolete, not broken. The hardest part about the whole thing is throwing a working unit away because I can't find a home for it (even for free sometimes).
  10. IMHO, Sharp makes the best big (60+ inches) LCD panels. They do make quality products, even if on a consumer level they are not well known. You don't get big time investors if you make bad products.
  11. sykozisMaybe Sharp should try developing quality products.....

    Sharp does! The TV and PC monitor market is one of the worst consumer electronics market to be in. Very low profit and expensive R&D and manufacturing. This is one reason Apple is not jumping on the TV band wagon. Samsung was smart and spread its tentacles into many electronic markets that can help sustain its TV brand.
  12. catfishtxIMHO, Sharp makes the best big (60+ inches) LCD panels. They do make quality products, even if on a consumer level they are not well known. You don't get big time investors if you make bad products.

    Remember when Mitsubishi was the best large screen brand? lol.
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