Originally Posted by irkuck
The question is thus when printing may come. Doubters like rogo say printing is a pipe dream as nobody printed any OLED yet, optimists like me point to rumors that printing is essentially ready and may be demoed even next year.
You can demo printing a year ago, 2 years ago even.
What you can't do is sell such a display with blue OLED material that lasts more than a few 100 hours.
This isn't about optimism or pessimism. It's about facts.
When someone demonstrates a long-lasting soluble blue OLED material, we can have an intelligent conversation about printing OLED TVs.
Until then, every time you talk about it being demoed without mentioning the fact no one has even implied at SID or elsewhere that this OLED material exists, you sound as ridiculous as the OLED-info people or whatever nonsensical Korean publication that uncritically repeats a rumor that "OLED printing is coming" without mentioning the enabling technology doesn't exist.
The reason this matters is that if I kept repeating that Tesla was going to make an electric car with a 1000-mile range next year, everyone would be correct to say, "You can't do that, the batteries for it don't exist yet."
And this is the same thing.
The burden would be on Tesla.
To demonstrate something that proves the enabling technology is more than theoretical.
Until then, you're not being optimistic. You're talking about wishing something theoretical comes into existing.
Personally, I'm rooting for the hyperloop and autonomous personal aircraft. By all means, you can root for soluble blue OLED.