Originally Posted by Artwood
Tell me when a 65-inch OLED will cost exactly what a Panasonic VT-50 does today?
How many years till that happens?
Tell me when you can get a 70-inch OLED for that price!
It just isn't going to happen soon--buy plasma while you can--get ready for LCD that sucks--and if Sharp goes out of business forget 70-inch and above displays!
Imperatively, that's not the question here, or one that really matters to begin with.
Perception, especially in the "perceived quality" dept, correct or incorrect, is reality. TV's, cars, realty, clothes, etc. Doesn't matter what it is.
If some (read: a few, many, or most, lol) feel that a 65 or 70" oled is worth the 10, 20, 30, or 50% price increase over a VT50, they'll pay it...it does not need to mirror any PDP's in price to be successful, that much is for sure.
And although I'll take a good PDP over just about any good LCD, there are plenty (LCDs) out there that do not "suck" and if there's a market (that can produce a profit) for a 3-$4,000 hi/higher end 70" panel out there, it will be produced.
As for when ANY sub $3,000 55, 65, or 70" emissive display will be mass-produced, I really do not know, but I'd think if they gained any traction in the marketplace as a perceived (or real) upgrade to LCD/PDP in the coming year, it would be by 2015.