Originally Posted by YeuEmMaiMai
uhm yes LCDs are sorted by performance nice try on thinking otherwise
I've watched videos of the plants. The TVs are on for a few seconds for humans to look at them. No performance evaluation goes on. I promise you, this is a myth.
There are different panels made with different performance characteristics, yes. But the notion that one spec of panel is "binned" like microprocessors with "really good ones" "ok ones" "meh ones" is a laugh. That would take 10 minutes per panel and it doesn't happen.
there are factors such as uniformity, color reproduction, response times, etc that can all be different even in the same production run. You ever wonder why two identical TV can be set up exactly the same and look slightly different? It's all caused by slight variences in manufacturering and this applies to anything man made.
Yeah, it's too bad Samsung, for example doesn't bin their panels. Then their flagship models wouldn't have such craptastic uniformity. Further proof they don't "bin" the displays.
you can take 2 corvettes right off the line and one will be slightly faster or slower than the one next to it......
They don't "bin" those either. Maybe
when trying to make the high-end specialty models, they take the ones that had the best dyno tests. But mostly, it's parts, not luck.
BTW you totally blew right over the costs associated with R&D not to mention licensing fees/royalties
I wasn't trying to be comprehensive. But assume that those are part of the costs of the better model and they are very slightly higher than the cheaper model.
I assure that that there is a reason that set b cost more than set a when set b has things like advanced video processing, network control, streaming, 3d, etc compared to a set that does not....
I assure you the differences for those parts are single-digit dollars to tens of dollars per part. Add them all up and you might want a full-featured set has $100 more in parts. Maybe.
btw company does not typically make huge profit per set, they make it on their every day line.........by bolk sales
They make really small profits on the everyday line. They make somewhat bigger profits on the niche line.
it's quite one thing to guess how much something cost baseed upon raw materials in bulk vs actually computing all of the other things that have to be covered by said costs...you know like facilities, employees, taxes, shipping to retailers, etc
Again, I was doing that. By raw materials, I meant chips, filters, glass, packaging... not silicon... ITO... etc...
BTW if the company is carrying massive debt, then they are not selling the units at the right price.....
The whole industry sucks.