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Firstly, I don't see this being available by 2017 on a large scale, even at an outrageous price. OLED is barely a thing yet, but they're going to have 60" screens that roll up by 2017? Forgive me for being skeptical. That said, why can't we address problems that have plagued current tech for the past ten years? Instead of perfecting stuff, they wanna throw more gimmicks and useless stuff at us. Yes, the thought of rolling up a TV seems neat, but how many people care about being able to use such a feature on a normal basis? I don't know about everyone else, but I don't move into new houses an apartments every other year. I also don't buy a new TV every year and worry about being able to get it home. I also do not move my TV from where it is every day... and I already have a cell phone with a rather large, widescreen display that fits comfortably in my pocket. Granted, I can't roll it up and put it in my pocket, but come on... really?
That said, look how fragile this thing looks and just the concept sounds fragile as hell. People worry about damaging current TVs when moving them or transporting them. Screens that are this thin and roll up will be a service tech's nightmare.
I'm all for technological advancement, but this just seems so unnecessary and pointless, for most people. It reminds me of Samsung's curved screen gimmick because they can't think of anything else to boost sales. Just my opinion, though. I'm not knocking anyone who wants one.
Quote:Of course, I got it modified with the TK-427, which cheeks it up another, maybe, 3 or 4 quads per channel.