Originally Posted by tgm1024
Yep....this has been repeatedly pointed out here. If anyone has an LG link that says that, please chime in now. But until then, it's complete nonsense.
You are both correct, it is not a direct quote from LG but from a Korean analyst: https://translate.google.com/transla...9%26sCode%3D12
"OLED TV is LED TV Full HD ① Compared with the central weakness of the uniform product configuration, ②, such as the high price of a TV set. However, from the third quarter, LG Electronics 55, 65, 77 inches UHD OLED TV is diversified product mix and quarter cut from 30% to 40% price premium compared to the LED TV is expected to shrink to less than 1.5 times
the weaknesses of these is expected to be largely mitigated. "
On the other hand, there is enough information in the article that has materialized as stated that calling that reference 'complete nonsense' is probably an overstatement.
And in any case, there is no argument surrounding the central point that LG will need to get the price premium of their WOLED TVs down to an acceptable premium above that of corresponding LED/LCD flagships (the curved Samsung UN65HU9000 is a good proxy) to have any chance to sell the increased manufacturing volume coming off of the M2 manufacturing line.
The only question is when
will M2 be pumping out the equivalent of 4000 55" WOLEDs per day (or 2000 65" WOLEDs per day or 1300 77" WOLEDs per day or more realistically some combination of the above). By the time that is happening, I believe we'll discover that the $2000 price for the 55EA9800 at Microcenter was not a 'mistake' and we'll probably also see that the price of the 65EC9700 is below 2X that of the Samsung UN65HU9000.
Looking forward to whatever LG has to say regarding M2 and WOLED in their Q2 financial reports expected soon.