Originally Posted by shadowspawn
I have absolutely no confidence that the television manufacturers won't flush OLED down the drain. I am mentally prepared for an OLED-less future
Based on what? LG has been investing in OLED more and more, and the prices are steadily coming down.
True, the general public couldn't care less yet
, but OLED stands what I believe to be a very likely chance of having manufacturing costs descend below
where LCDs have reached. I have watched LCD technology carefully from the horrendous monochromatic days and I have to say that LCD's are absurdly complicated creatures; I truly am amazed that they work at all.
It reminds me a little of how creating a CD started off more expensive than creating a cassette tape, but quickly plummeted to cheaper, though I'll admit that analogy is stretching things a tad.
Originally Posted by AMartin56
I agree with shadowspawn on OLED. I'm not convinced it will arrive like we want it to. It wouldn't be the first time a superior technology 'lost'.
Let's focus on the display industry for a second.
Is this like Crystal LED? No.
Is this like SED? No.
Is this like FED? No.
Is this like _________? (<------fill in the gap and tell me what it's like, and don't say "HD DVD", because that's no where close, and neither is plasma for that matter.)
OLED TV is shipping, albeit in modest numbers, but it's shipping for over a year now; potentially two depending upon what stake in the sand you use.
Could you be correct? Sure, I suppose, but I think it's far more likely that you're a little too pessimistic.