From September:Faster 4Kx2K, Slower AMOLED TV?
Here we can see from where the different companies source their 4K/UHD panels.
Interesting to note that the Sony 84" is made by LG.
If the productivity and yield rate are well-controlled, 4Kx2K will enable panel makers to increase profitability. A 50” 4Kx2K panel is priced at $800, compared to $400 for a full HD panel with slim type LED backlight, while an 84” 4K panel will be priced over $5,000.
So now we know why the Sony 84" is $5000 more expensive than the LG 84".
Strangely, as this chart comes from "Weekly TV Supply Chain Executive Briefing report"
, that they have not managed to include mainland China 4K panel manufacturers and brands like Skyworth, supposedly the largest TV brand in China and Konka Group which is Skyworths largest rival in China. Both releasing 4K TVs.
As mentioned before in this thread China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT)a business group of TCL Corporation announced they have a 55" 4K TV and the 110" 4K TV. They also claim "The success of CSOT has enabled TCL Corporation to become the first company in China to produce LCD TV sets all by itself."
This report from October also sums up some points of why 4K TVs will be an easier sell than 3D TV was based om much of the same info; What If They Gave A Party, But No One Came – 3D vs. 4K TV?
NPD DisplaySearch November report claims; OLED TVs to Start Shipping by the End of 2012
, which proboably won't happen. They want payment for such prediction report that we at AVS forum knows that will miss the target?
An interesting tidbit from a Ceatec report from October 1. Japan CEATEC: Ultra high-def TVs
Panasonic said it will model an 8K model, while Sharp will show a new concept TV that uses an impressive technology called ICC (Integrated Cognitive Creation), which it says "reproduces the cognitive process by which the human brain interprets light stimuli."
Some one posted somewhere else that a well known brand name will show a 55" 4K at CES that will be in the shops in March costing $3300, and a 84" by summer. Could it be Toshiba?
Let the price wars on 4K TVs and Monitors begin.