Originally Posted by RLBURNSIDE
wow...8k + hdr OLED in 2017.
Goes to show that 99% of market predictions here on AVS are completely worthless conjecture that reality roundly mocks at regular intervals. And thank goodness, because this is terrific news.
Let's just take this bet now. The 99% of predictions here on AVS (most of which, when made by smart folks, are pretty close), against the "not any chance in hell" belief of an organization formed to hype OLED that there'll be an 8K HDR OLED for sale from Samsung next year?
You go and save up your money but there won't be any such thing for sale in 2017. Feel free to make me eat crow on this in the unlikely event our universe is swapped with another portion of the The Matrix.
Originally Posted by barth2k
That tiling display looks like a great idea. What's stopping it from being reality?
OLED yield on 77" is abysmal, but it appears pretty good for 55". Tile four of those and you get 110" @8k. Tile four 65" and you get 130". R I P front projection.
The problem with the 77s isn't yield, it's panels per substrate.
The problem with going to tiled 55s to fix this is there isn't a way to make a completely border-free tile using existing production technology.
I imagine they put the panels on solid metal backs that can be jointed together. The joint does not have to be seamless, just good enough to not be noticeable at 1.5× or so screen width.
It would be visible at greater than that.
Of course they need to fix the vignetting and uniformity issues. The electronics required to drive multiple displays are well known. The pieces can be shipped separately and installed on site. Should cost less than the 77" right :-)
It would cost more and wouldn't be as uniform so, no. This isn't the fix. The fix is 2018-19 and the bigger fab. The long-term dream of tiles is attainable, but I believe it would use a smaller tile and a purpose-built production line to make it possible.
Originally Posted by Cooters
The market for high end and ultra high end technology does not always remain stagnant. Think the high end smartphone market in 2007 prior to the iPhone, versus today.
The difference is something called "jobs to be done." We hired phones in 2006 to make calls, maybe send texts (inconveniently) and rarely surf the web very (poorly). We hire the iPhone to surf the web like a computer, send tons of messages with a keyboard that's usable, and run millions of app that do everything. It's a globally connected supercomputer in your pocket.
The OLED TV does the same job as the $500 Walmart special. That's why it's not a game changer, nor is FALD, nor is any of this. And it's why there will not be an expansion of the high end.
If anything, OLED will actually shrink the high end by bringing videophile picture quality down from the highest price bands, causing the next group of buyers to question paying the highest premiums.
I am certainly not predicting anything to that degree, but IMO the high end is expanding now, and will continue to. In other areas OLED is creating markets that did not even exist with LCD - VR, flexible displays, soon foldable displays.
Yes, OLED technology is amazing. Very easy to get excited about its potential.