Originally Posted by irkuck
For the mass market LCD is already too-good-enough. You belong to a margin of doctrinal zealots fixated on the viewing angles
I assume you mean "doctrinaire". Regardless, if you actually take a moment to read my post, it is crystal clear I am not talking about the mass market consumer being especially impressed.
But price is decisive if the competing technologies are good-enough. You seem to imply OLED may reach the stage at which it will beat the LCD on price. That will be very hard.
No. I am however implying the price gap will shrink over time. And OLED will, in fact, beat the street prices of locally dimmed, full array LCD, which might not even exist.
Demand is function of price. OLED is not competitive and it is hard to see how it may become competitive. True, there is movement to make it more competitive be using LCD plants for manufacturing. But still this is uphill stony road.
Yes, it's an uphill battle. I am sticking with my original forecasts for how much penetration OLED will achieve through the decade. That said, even those forecasts -- which wildly offend the OLED zealots by the way -- show that an uphill battle will eventually lead to about 1/3 of the market. By the next decade, OLED will most assuredly capture 1/2 the market because, well, the world's largest LCD makers have already decided to shift from LCD to it.
One plant in China is not going to suddenly replace them.
LCD is upping the game. Now the target for OLED to match LCD must be high density and especially low power consumption. These are formidable problems for OLED.
OLED wins on power consumption at larger sizes. And giant IGZO displays don't exist yet.
Your requirements are much beyond standard consumers and will not be satisified by the industry since the 'zealots' market is too small
. The practical problem you will soon face is to buy a small and supposedly perfect 55" OLED for the XXXL price or cheaper 70", 80" or maybe even 90" LCD.
I'm buying a 65" plasma in June. My next "problem" is in 2016. I'm not too worried, but thanks for looking out for me.
But why it should be done at all? Low-profit commodities made under cut-throat competition?? While at the same time companies which make designer products like Apple or Intel or even better have just a Web portal are overcashed???
Yes, all Apple has is a good website... Umm ok.