Originally Posted by shenaniganz08
This is seriously the only non-garbage post in this thread
Pittsoccer nailed it. It just comes down to sales and profits and your typical consumer being stupid and uninformed
From the article
The problem right now with plasmas are
1) LED LCD new tech = sounds sexy
maybe marketing shouldn't be feeding the consumers the wrong info then...
2) LCD's are brighter = people think brighter is better
maybe tv's shouldn't be displayed under the worst possible viewing conditions in stores
3) Plasmas are thicker then LCD = less sexy
this is something that's pissed me off since the death of crt. i don't care what it looks like off, i care what the picture looks like when it's on. half a cm isn't a deal breaker like clouding and flashlighting are.
4) Plasma use more electricity = less sexy
i'm sure the amount of electricity used is the smallest financial burden of anybody's media purchasing. i mean really, what's an average plasma cost to run a year? 70bux? even the eco nuts should know that's tiny compared to the manufacturing footprint.
5) People still think plasmas burn in/don't last
ppl think whatever marketing tells them. this is not an excuse to stop selling plasmas. as a teacher i'm not going to tell my students lies, then watch them fail their test, then decide physics isn't that important anyway, let's just do more chem
I could go on, but the fact remains that most people simply don't understand why Plasma's are currently better when all they see is a thick, heavy, blurry, dim TV when they go into the store. Go into any Electronics blog (Engadget) and you'll read people stating "Plasma's are garbage".
this is what i don't understand. ppl that think it's too hard to convince the public that a superior product is actually good. it's much harder to sell an inferior product, if marketing can convince the public led's are the best display out there, they can convince the public of anything! they simply choose not to. they want to push the next technology down our throats and charge us huge amounts because 'its new', and they know that the general public won't adopt the new technology as long as plasma is a vastly better value