Originally Posted by Artwood
Why is it that you can have niche high cost cars but not niche high cost displays?
I guess the market wants it that way.
A Ferrari is a luxury product, it has prestige, built with noble materials.
I don't think you can do the same for a TV to be honest.
The average consumer will look at the overall performances and the design, not only the blacks. This is why Pioneer failed to continue producing Kuro's, too expensive to produce and not enough demand.
You can't blame peoples for not buying a 4000$ TV though, i wouldn't.
Even if it had diamonds in the bezel, the best blacks in the world, the most wonderful image. It's just not worth it, it's just a TV.
OLED will most certainly blast the Kuro's with much lower blacks, it's just not affordable to mass produce yet (i'm pretty sure a 40" OLED would be around 15.000$ now, if not more).
We do have the technology to make better blacks, LG does, Samsung does, Panasonic too does, they don't do it because it's not worth it. They would loose a lot of money trying.
Pioneer almost went bankrupt trying.