By Craig Zammit
SYDNEY: Pebble Electronics, the distributor of Conia and Hicon products, is set to launch its most extensive range of LCD screens locally with nine models ranging from 15 to 32 inches.
The new line-up, which will be branded ‘Conia’, is due to arrive in mid-April and Pebble Electronics general manager, Nick Fry, believes the range is “the best product range [Pebble] has ever put together.”
“We are genuinely excited about the LCD range, and our customers share our enthusiasm. Initial reaction and pre-orders have exceeded our expectations and we can’t wait for the stock to hit the shop floors in the coming weeks,” Fry said in a recent press release.
“This is our first foray into integrated panels. Through the various screen sizes of 15, 17, 19, 22, 26 and 32 inches we have introduced six models with inbuilt digital tuners and some also have inbuilt DVD players and teletext.
“It’s an expansive range which will cater for all different customer needs, and most importantly for our trading partners, the range is competitively priced to ensure saleability and profitability. The features, reliability and value sees our new LCD range poised to be very popular with consumers,” said Fry.
Fry suggests that over the past two years Pebble has built a “strong market presence” in LCD, and through its market research and customer input he believes that the new LCD range will prove popular among consumers.
“We’ve had to place new orders across the range based on the initial positive reaction so it augurs well. We’re really rapt with the line up, as are our customers.
"We’ve already got a strong market presence in 19-inch LCD, so with the introduction of the CLCD1930SD with inbuilt SD digital tuner, we’ve taken that to the next step and it’s a winner.
“And we’ve identified a great opportunity in the market with the CLCD2200SD 22-inch model, as people replace their old 51cm TV for the kids play room or the bedroom. This is a pretty unique screen size and the reaction’s been sensational,” he said.
Pebble’s new range of LCD TVs will be available through its traditional trading partners — The Good Guys, Harvey Norman, Dick Smith Electronics, JB HiFi and selected Retravision stores.