Originally Posted by David_B
Come on, just admit you're wrong.
Seriously, stop going back through weeks of my post solely to troll them. It's pathetic. Sony does not make its own TV panels.
"Q: Can you tell us where the OLEDs are manufactured?
A: Initial development started in 1994 and was housed at our Atsugi design center just south of Tokyo. The fab is in Nagoya Japan at Sony Mobile Display, built in 2008. That's about all I can share about the facility, except that it is constantly working to improve the technology and the production process."
Or are you going to try and tell us BROADCAST quality HD displays used in making FILMS and High Def Medical Imaging are NOT HD?
I'm going to tell you they are not TVs
because, well, they are not TVs. They are tiny broadcast monitors sold to studios and broadcast trucks. It's a nice little business that moves as many units in a year as my local Best Buy sells TVs in a good weekend.
Just stop. Every time you try to smack me down, you basically lose the round. You attempt to re-parse what I said to make it mean something else or you simply state it as something else entirely. When we go at it, I basically destroy every point you make piece by piece. If we were scoring, it'd be like 500-7 right now.
The fact you log in and search out my posts from a week ago and attempt to troll them only to -- again -- be smacked down with (a) the facts of what I was saying (b) the truth makes this more and more ridiculous.
What you really want to do is put me on ignore so you can stop your urge to take what I write and try to mislead thousands of other AVSers into believing I'm saying something entirely different than what I said.
As noted elsewhere in a discussion with TNG, I did acknowledge that Sony makes some amount of smaller LCD panels for some product lines, but they make nothing in the 40+" class using any technology and they haven't for year. Their investments in S-LCD and with Sharp are as close as they have come to even having access to a modern LCD fab and in neither case did they have anything to do with developing those large-motherglass fabs.
Sony is devoid of relevant expertise in making big, flat-panel TVs and they are financially incapable of investing much in it at this point. These are simple truisms about which I am right.
The news in the other thread about them mumbling about OLED TVs for next year suggests they may be sourcing LG OLED panels to do that because as everyone who follows this knows, Sony has no 8G OLED fab even on the drawing board.
It's absolutely true that Sony has been a developer of display technology for years. What's more important is that they've failed to be an important commercializer of large-size LCD TV panels and PDP for more than a decade. This appears likely to continue with OLED as their underinvestment ensures they will continue to be a buyer of other people's panels. That model has, again, yielded one profitable TV company this century (a low-end mfr. called Vizio, which is profitable, but in no interesting way) and has produced more red ink for Sony than just about anything they've every engaged in -- even PS3, which has probably turned the corner, although I'm not close enough to it to be sure (or to care).