Originally Posted by Weboh
You have to look at realistically. No one with small children wants their children to destroy one. They don't work well at high altitudes. They were dimmer than CRTs, and their best operating temperature was 65 degrees Fahrenheit in an AC cooled room. They weren't big enough to challenge overated projectors on top of it all. Those are big flaws, so we are lucky to have ours and the sales we do get. But I can also point out the horrible flaws LCD has when compared to CRT. They fade, and as they fade, they get slower than they already are. One can improve their color and access time, but the viewing angle problem should have been completely solved long ago. And the new LED TVs are hard to repair sometimes.
to me, this is it. as bad as plasma might be, it's worlds ahead of what IS selling well. that's why it boggles my mind. it'd be one thing if plasma was dieing because every lcd was like the sharp elite. but the truth is, most lcd's on the market today look like absolute garbage when viewed in a light controlled room.
for me, I don't consider myself pro plasma, or even really anti-lcd. I just want there to be options to buy great quality displays at fair prices. and it's a hard pill to swallow to see something as fantastic as say the st60 sell for around 2k(for a 65") in 2013 and think that we MIGHT be lucky enough to have an oled or FALD dimming unit that can match its picture quality(for the most part) for the same price by 2020...
if all were right in the world of TV's, edgelit led's wouldn't even exist without some kind of dimming, and they would be the cheapest, lowest quality lcd's currently available. every manufacturer would have a FALD tv, and every year they'd try to outdo each other by adding more dimming zones.
instead, we have edgelit led's taking over the 'high end' part of the market, and manufacturers are adding motion control, and built in Skype cameras...