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"see anything I don't like" ? Like what?
like DSE or 50 stuck pixels
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8 dead subpixels sounds bad to me.
Yeah that is naff but nobody here has seen this set have a dead pixel yet just stuck ones
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like DSE or 50 stuck pixels

 

Either would be suprising from a fresh off the line set.

 

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Yeah that is naff but nobody here has seen this set have a dead pixel yet just stuck ones

 

What do you mean? A subpixel that is turned off at all times is what I would call dead.

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^Yep, and to be specific as to avoid confusion, I refer to them as dead subpixels. The silver lining is no one has yet reported a completely dead pixel. wink.gif
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What country are you from Masterbrew? Didn't think the speakerless version was available in NA

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Here's my baby, EA970, being set up in its new home.




OLED up top, Ikea down below.

I kind of dug the design of the speakers of the EA9800, but another part of me was annoyed by their unnecessariness.
4.000 euro on top of 20 euro. . Do yourself a favour, climb upon the Ikea and jump around for a while smile.gif
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4.000 euro on top of 20 euro. . Do yourself a favour, climb upon the Ikea and jump around for a while smile.gif

Well, it's an honest depiction of how I divide my spending between hifi and furniture smile.gif
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Well, it's an honest depiction of how I divide my spending between hifi and furniture smile.gif

Lol that's pretty much how I divide my money between HT gear and everything.

I bought this tv but haven't taken my girlfriend out to dinner in months....chuckle (hopes she isn't on AVS)


Upgraded AV receiver 2 years ago and moved from 5 to 7 channel...everything sits on Wal-Mart furniture!

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Either would be suprising from a fresh off the line set.


What do you mean? A subpixel that is turned off at all times is what I would call dead.
oh yeah that policy is crap then.
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Either would be suprising from a fresh off the line set.
Well Theplague13 noted some viable lines on solid color and The poor grey uniformity might show up always good to check while you can pack it back up.
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Yeah, a stuck pixel is actually much worse, although they can go away on their own. But they're always active on a certain color no matter what color is being displayed. They look terrible on black screens whereas at least dead pixels are black themselves. Haven't seen any pixels get stuck on this set.

8 is too many I think also. But it's good that they separate them from whites, which would stand out much more.

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Holy god, price drop wink.gif

Wow.

I didnt expect this kind of pricing until the end of the year. It looks like a sub $3500 1080p (maybe even $3000?) is a lock for the end of the year.
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Here's my baby, EA970, being set up in its new home.




OLED up top, Ikea down below.

I kind of dug the design of the speakers of the EA9800, but another part of me was annoyed by their unnecessariness.

Liked white tv table, vs the design on the oled smile.gif
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WOW all kinds of news today.......... Posted by lgroveman

Samsung scraps plan for new OLED tv plant, Nikkei says

Samsung (SSNLF), concerned about the inefficiency of organic light emitting diode, or OLED, panel production and price competition in the TV market, has scrapped its plans for a new OLED television panel facility, according to the Nikkei Asian Review. Universal Display (OLED) is engaged in the research, development and commercialization of OLED technology

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WOW all kinds of news today..........

Samsung scraps plan for new OLED tv plant, Nikkei says

Samsung (SSNLF), concerned about the inefficiency of organic light emitting diode, or OLED, panel production and price competition in the TV market, has scrapped its plans for a new OLED television panel facility, according to the Nikkei Asian Review. Universal Display (OLED) is engaged in the research, development and commercialization of OLED technology

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FWIW, that "news" is very old.

Samsung hasnt talked about building a Gen 8 fab in a very long time and I think the fact that they didnt show an OLED at CES should have been a pretty big clue for anybody paying attention. They'll continue their R&D work until they can figure out a manufacturing process that allows for them to compete with LG's pricing.
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So LG is to remain the sole manufacturer of OLED displays for at least some forseeable years?

That's odd though....what are they doing that other brands can't accomplish? LG was never known for its high end displays before.

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Always had more trust i Lg oled tech cool.gif
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Always had more trust i Lg oled tech cool.gif

But what's their secret? Samsungs 2013 OLED was supposedly just as good, and remains in the 8-9k range. Something must be going on that's stopping them from producing more. Something weird about it to me.

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So LG is to remain the sole manufacturer of OLED displays for at least some forseeable years?

That's odd though....what are they doing that other brands can't accomplish? LG was never known for its high end displays before.

They bought the patents for the WRGB (4 pixel) architecture that is used in their televisions. It is much simpler to manufacture than Samsung's approach. They also put their R&D dollars behind research into a IGZO backplane that is also cheaper than Samsung's LTPS backplanes.

If this works, it could be a change the company kind of move for LG. Domination in high-end televisions could change their image across a whole host of other products.
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So LG is to remain the sole manufacturer of OLED displays for at least some forseeable years?

It's unlikely anyone else can produce in volume before 2017. Perhaps someone will produce in some quantities by 2016. Whoever comes next will now face the same cost/volume dilemma OLED faced in the first place, however.
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They bought the patents for the WRGB (4 pixel) architecture that is used in their televisions. It is much simpler to manufacture than Samsung's approach. They also put their R&D dollars behind research into a IGZO backplane that is also cheaper than Samsung's LTPS backplanes.

If this works, it could be a change the company kind of move for LG. Domination in high-end televisions could change their image across a whole host of other products.

Yeah, a halo product for sure.

I guess we're about to find out how big/small the market for $3500 55" TVs is. I say it's still very small (as I have for a long time), but I'm pleased to see the price coming down somewhat ahead of schedule. That speaks well of production improvements, though it also points out there was no market at all at the higher prices.

There is no difference in HDMI cables. If you can see the picture without visible dropouts or sparklies, the cable is working at 100%. No other cable will display a better version of that picture. You're simply wrong if you think there is a better digital cable than one that is already working.
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Can we keep this broad scope discussion in the OLED thread?

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That is certainly viable info.
But there's really no way any other manufacturer can create OLED if not through WRGB? What is it that makes the quad subpixel design so much cheaper than the industry standard RGB?

Also Sony recently filed a contract with LG to purchase their panels instead of Samsung in a gambit to reverse the total yen lossage they've been experiencing since the ps3 came out, which almost ruined the company as they are notorious for selling products at a loss. Still, even with LG producing panels for them and their reputation for reaching almost too high, Sony hasn't published any information regarding OLED displays.

It's just that this tech is so much better, drastically in every way concerning pq, that you'd think other manufacturers would find a way to stop LG from dominating such an important new market. But they're not. They're all just ignoring OLED.

I'm all for LG changing their image, but if they remain the sole manufacturer of what is poised to be "the future of displays" then in fact it isn't the future of displays.

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Scratch that I hadn't really noticed that thread. I thought most of the oled people were here

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Wow, buyer's remorse is now setting in with that latest drop. redface.gif
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Wow, buyer's remorse is now setting in with that latest drop. redface.gif

Whats that, about Samsung not producing anymore?

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Nope, the LG is down to around $4k by some authorized/reliable establishments. wink.gif
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Nope, the LG is down to around $4k by some authorized/reliable establishments. wink.gif

 

The guys who buy at $4k will beat themselves when the price drops to $3k, and so it goes.

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Very nice to see. Maybe there is some hope of the 77" being down to $10k by 2d half of next year!!!!!
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Yeah, it's a punch in the nads for sure, but an inescapable fate no matter when you pull the trigger.

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They lowered the price because they realized they don't have to produce 8,294,400 sub pixels anymore, but a maximum of only 8,294,399.

....lol, joke. Nobody freak out please.
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