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Old 10-18-2012, 11:15 AM - Thread Starter
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Those of you waiting for Samsung and LG to release their razor thin 55" OLED TV’s there's bad news for you. The conglomerates are facing manufacturing problems.
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Both companies scrapped their plans to mass produce OLED-televisions this year. LG-Display and Samsung Display are having serious difficulties in improving manufacturing yield. This information is from the leading market research company displaysearch. Only 500 OLED-Tvs will be shipped in 2012. The goal was 50.000 pieces.

Another problem is the price.
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According to displaysearch the manufacturing cost of a 55 inch oxide TFT OLED with color filters (LGs WOLED) is 8 times higher than a 55 inch TFT LCD Display. A 55 inch SUPER-OLED-Tv from Samsung which using red, green, and blue OLEDs is 10 times higher.

These higher costs are blamed on low yields and very high materials costs.
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“We are making progress under our business roadmap. But high prices and lower manufacturing yield are problems,’’ said Samsung Electronics CEO Kwon Oh-hyun,.
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LG Electronics TV chief Kwon Hee-won said, “We will introduce our OLED TVs ahead of our rivals’’

Well that's a bummer...

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Makes my recent purchase of a 60" Samsung plasma even more wise.

Have never bought into the OLED hype.
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Makes my recent purchase of a 60" Samsung plasma even more wise.
Have never bought into the OLED hype.


I'm with you msantti,

Makes me glad I bought my HX750 as well and like you I never bought into the OLED hype either. I would rather wait for 4K anyway....but who knows when that will come around and whether it will be worth the price when it does arrive.
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cool more time for me to save the green smile.gif
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Fits right in with the history of OLED TVs. Always has been a lot more promise than delivery.
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I'm with you msantti,
Makes me glad I bought my HX750 as well and like you I never bought into the OLED hype either. I would rather wait for 4K anyway....but who knows when that will come around and whether it will be worth the price when it does arrive.

4K will be next in line for me though a ways away for sure.

Maybe OLED will surprise but I will believe it when I see it.
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That's too bad. I was looking forward to viewing one.


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4K will be next in line for me though a ways away for sure.
Maybe OLED will surprise but I will believe it when I see it.

wait which 4k? the marketed 4k which isnt real 4k or the D-Cinema 4k which is the actual 4k standard, in fact the CEA just changing the TVs that are coming out that are called 4k to now be called Ultra HD since they are not actually 4k tvs.

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When I saw the 55" LG OLED running a demo of city lights against a night sky, the first thought that went through my head was, "That looks no different than my 60" Elite." (aside from the thick/thin-ness, of course).....
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Gee no OLED from Samung or LG until next year? Havent we been hearing that for some time now? Next year, next year and the year after that. At this point and time I personally dont care because first I have a very good tv that I wont be replacing anytime soon and second 1080p is good enough for me now and in the future. And when the time DOES come to purchase an OLED tv or 4K tv it wont be from Samsung or LG trust me on that! It will be from.....you guessed it..........Sony! lol
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I dont care. I have an awesome Samsung un60e8000 just over 3 months. its simply effing amazing and I wont even want another tv for 5 years.....

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this is yet another "non-news". Everybody knows that to this day OLED technology is still lacking the blue-OLED longevity. Until that hurdle can be overcome, there will be no mass production of OLED TVs. rolleyes.gif

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this is yet another "non-news". Everybody knows that to this day OLED technology is still lacking the blue-OLED longevity. Until that hurdle can be overcome, there will be no mass production of OLED TVs. rolleyes.gif

LG does not use RGB OLEDs. It used White OLEDs with RGB filters so it bypasses the longevity issue.
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