Does anyone have any idea if LG will make a RADICAL decision to release a 43" oled tv in 2018? They would not need to use any untested technology, just go smaller.
Retail costs for a 55" 4k oled is around 2k, 2.5k for the 2017 versions. So would it be such a stretch to see a 43" 4k oled tv released next year for around 1000 dollars?
I keep asking because I have graduated from the small monitor club, and basically use a 43" sony 4k tv to tide me over while I am waiting for oled to get cheaper and smaller. At 43 inches, not ONLY will an lg oled be able to better break into the small tv console gaming market for less cost sensitive families and their spoiled brat kids.. the near HOLY GRAIL of computer monitors will finally be upon us.
4k @ 43" is similar ppi to a 1440p 27" monitor, it's a GREAT size for having more screen real estate, more immersive gaming, full vision video like youtube for desktop distance viewing... it is literally the perfect size, but so far, lg is not even thinking about this size and market.
At a thousand dollars, lg would OWN the high end monitor market for everyone that did not want to go that large. And if they added the following enhancements...
-sub 20ms input lag for gaming
-hdmi 2.1 / displayport 1.4x (whatever this next version is going to be called https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DisplayPort#Next_version
that increases bandwidth to match thunderbolt 3 - that will probably give enough headroom for 120Hz with HDR)
-120Hz variable refresh display to enhance desktop and console gaming (next xbox)
I was in best buy today, and walked past the oleds and stopped... the display is so beautiful, and that beauty is being completely denied for pc gaming unless someone strapped a too large 55" display to a tower, and even then, we would be nice to have higher refresh rates and variable refresh rates and connectors that had enough bandwidth to drive that with no problems and lower input lag... and we can have all that !!!!!! We can if only LG would THINK about trying to cater to that BLACK HOLE in the market. I just spent 700 dollars on this sony tv last year, and would HAPPILY spend another thousand next year if LG let me. Will they let me? And if not, when?
Does anyone know anyone from lg? Seriously, can someone talk to them and ask them, BEG them, PLEAD with them to look at this segment?