What does rogo know about the plants Panasonic, Samsung and LG have?
If you've read the threads, you can find lots of links showing all 3 of them making major investment in OLED lines of manufacture for TV sized panels.
It's not like Samsung, Sony, LG, and others aren't using OLED in lots of devices already.
PS, this is exactly how LCD TVs came to be. Do you suppose they just suddenly made 90 inch LCD tvs? No, it was 3 inch LCDs then 4 inch then 5 inch then 6 inch then 7 inch etc etc etc.
Samsung already could make a 55inch TV in the current manufacturing line they already have. The question isn't CAN the make it, the question is how fast can they improve and lower manufacturing costs.
Sony sold the PS3 for multiple years at a loss. Most new companies lose money for multiple years before they turn a profit.
There's zero chance OLED isn't coming to a TV near you. TV sales growth is flat. 3D hasn't pushed sales like they wanted. Every manufacturer is looking for something to spure sales. LG and Samsung think OLED can do it.
OLED TVs will be larger and less expensive then the first Plasma TVs. You know plasma TVs? Those TV sets nobody said would make it because they where to expensive?
Originally Posted by mr. wally
why harass rogo for interjecting a little realism to all this oled hype at ces?
fact is they are showing us prototypes and there is no evidence either lg or sammy has ramped up mass production of 55" oled for retail sales later this year.