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At their CES press conference, LG said their 55" OLED display would be available in the US in March for about $12K.

More info to come.
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Unfortunately, I think that price tells us all we need to know about current yields.
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CNET's report is here .

Engadget is here.
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Unfortunately, I think that price tells us all we need to know about current yields.

Doesn't look like I'll have one in my house anytime soon.

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but what about the problem of short life of the Blue layer, has that been resolved? And for that matter the other 2? Last I heard Blue was good for 5-10k hours which is not acceptable. I would not consider a purchase if life is not 20k+ hours before light output drop and possible uniformity issues.
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LG owns the Kodak patents. The company that discovered OLED so they have the best blue probably.
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Yikes. The cost is more astronomical than anyone imagined. Nonevent. A 65" set was also apparently announced. I guess you can grab that one for $20k (my estimation).
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From what I recall, the white subpixel, filtered, can compensate as the blue element ages.

Kodak also invented digital photography, but didn't pursue it.
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Thats a steep price.

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but what about the problem of short life of the Blue layer, has that been resolved? And for that matter the other 2? Last I heard Blue was good for 5-10k hours which is not acceptable. I would not consider a purchase if life is not 20k+ hours before light output drop and possible uniformity issues.

Not an issue with LG's display.
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LG owns the Kodak patents. The company that discovered OLED so they have the best blue probably.

Actually, they can use a different blue, since you never see their blue, it's only use to make a white, which is they filtered back to a blue via a color filter.
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From what I recall, the white subpixel, filtered, can compensate as the blue element ages.
Kodak also invented digital photography, but didn't pursue it.

No compensation is used. No blue "element" in the sense I think you are thinking.

They take R G and B, make white and then filter it back to R G and B sub-pixels. If the nature of the white changes, it will screw up colors over time. But the blue they use should be somewhat resilient because it's a longer-life fluorescent blue than is typically able to be used in a direct-view OLED scenario. They aren't talking up life much, which should concern people a bit, but that said, I'd imagine 20K+ hours without color shifting is within its capabilities.

As for the price, I tried not to spit up my morning iced tea.

There is no difference in HDMI cables. If you can see the picture without visible dropouts or sparklies, the cable is working at 100%. No other cable will display a better version of that picture. You're simply wrong if you think there is a better digital cable than one that is already working. (Oh, and plasma didn't die because of logistics problems, nor does OLED ship in big boxes because it comes from Korea.)
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