Originally Posted by Speakerphile
... Until a TV comes out that is superior, they have no reason to drop the price...
Not that a physicist can do marketing analysis, but I can imagine a scenario.
1. If they cannot move the TV's, they will be forced to drop the price.
2. If they are forced drop prices below cost or to an unacceptable margin, they will have to:
a. Discontinue the model, or
b. Reduce production cost, or
c. Continue at loss for the prestige
3. Once early adopters are exhausted in the market, the sets may not move.
4. Then they will be forced to drop prices.
5. Then again, word of mouth from early adopters may increase perceived value and the sets will move without price reductions.
So you early adopter fanatics with deep pockets, stop buying these sets so your fellow enthusiasts can afford to buy them before they are discontinued
I heard these sets are still having non-uniformity issues, like the smudgy screen on panning, usually associated with banding structures. Do these sets pass the shuttle launch "banding" test?