The growing consumer trend toward small screens is a drag on big box retailers quite accustomed...

|By:, SA News Editor

The growing consumer trend toward small screens is a drag on big box retailers quite accustomed to lush margins on big-screen TVs and profits from extended warranties, according to the execs at Best Buy busy explaining away the retailer's extended slump. The candid take from the front lines can't be altogether encouraging to TV sellers such as Sony (SNE -1.5%), Sharp (SHCAY.PK), and Samsung (SSNLF.PK). (BBY earnings call)