Originally Posted by vivftp
The supposed recent rumours indicated they were beginning mass production this quarter, not launching the product. If they are very close to launching this, my guess is CES is the place they'll do it. If CES comes and goes with no mention of CLED, that's when I'll agree these rumours are likely bunk.
Please stop. They are not close to launching this. Really, they are not. They have (a) not announced plans to even build it (b) they have not started the development of any process by which to manufacture it. Without (b) they are nowhere close to launching it.
Yep, this bit about CLED being made up of smaller segments isn't confirmed, but I'm working with what we've got. Although one of the interviews on Youtube with a Sony rep seemed to support the idea what it is a bunch of segments and you can just keep building larger once you work out the secret of making and mounting them.
I feel as though I largely confirmed that at last year's CES.
As for why I say it's easier to make larger sets, well it's kinda obvious why that is. With CLED once you can build the screen segments and figure out how to mount them, you can just keep building bigger and bigger. With OLED, you've got to work out an entirely new process for building a far larger screen and if it's got any defects, the entire thing has to be scrapped. If a CLED segment has a defect, you just replace it. So if you have the CLED screen segments to make a 55" 1080p display, you can use 4 times the amount of those exact same screen components and presto, you now have a 110" 4k TV! Building big is a pretty trivial thing for CLED. Building small is harder because you now have to increase the pixel density on those CLED segments.
lol, yes I did. I'm a bit of a Sony nut so I keep close tabs on their businesses.
All of that is logical except for the part where they can make the "segments" and then interconnect them. Neither of those is true at this time. Nor is it clear that a method of making a TV this way would yield a seam-free deisgn with sufficiently small tolerances. It's certainly possible, but hardly confirmed.
Originally Posted by Lee Stewart
Oh, they will show their 55" CLED prototype again. You can count on that.
I'm not even sure that's true. There are multiple assumptions here that this technology is something that Sony is committed to doing anything with. I'd like
to believe that too, but I'm not persuaded anything that's happened in the past 9 months has suggested that's the case.
And if as your rumors say, then they should definitely announce a delivery month. Not a quarter mind you - a specific month because that's what Sony does when they have a new product that they can sell, either to consumers or professionals.
What are these rumors? Where are they sourced from?