Walmart to discount flat-screen TVs

November 4, 2010 4:58:22 AM PDT
A retailer may be setting off a television set price war in time for the holiday shopping season.

Walmart announced Tuesday it will discount its stock of certain flat-screen TVs this weekend.

The sale begins at 8 a.m. Saturday and will run for two days or as long as supplies last.

A 26-inch Vizio will sell for $198. That's a $100 discount. A 55-inch Vizio will drop $200 to $898.

The move comes as demand falls in the U.S. for larger flat-panel TVs.