Originally Posted by E-A-G-L-E-S
We all know who is rubbingtheir hands together like evil dweebs just hoping and wishing and praying Pioneer fails.
Laughable at best, especially when those people say it isn't just some personal trip they are on....yet they feel the need to say it over and over and over and over everyday here.
They better be careful about what they wish for. You know about the law of unintended consequences!
Those who are lusting after the death of the top tier price setter, are also those who keep lusting for the next flat panel displays, such as SED and OLED.
If manufacturers of current top of the line expensive displays, such as Pioneer, do not survive, then those next generation displays, such as SED and OLED, which would have to command a steep premium price, at introduction, will be far less likely to get developed.
If you are thinking about building a plant to introduce the first large SED, or OLED panels, and you know that you will have to charge even more for them than what Kuro panels currently command, and you see that model has already gone under, would you be more or less inclined to even make the plant investment? I doubt if they would be willing to make such a large gamble.
Even those of us who can not afford a Pioneer Kuro Elite, should really be rooting for Pioneer to survive, just so that there is a high priced product out there that SED, OLED, or..... has a price and quality trend setter, that has maintained a reasonable market price level floor, for them to introduce their new products.