Originally Posted by ElwayLite
What sucks, and will prob end up killing plasma, is that LCD's have outsold plasma being more expensive (size per dollar) and worse blacks. They newest Samsung 950 is almost to a good black per the review, so there will be no stopping LCD in the next two years.
I hope to see OLED beat em both in color and black, but then there will be cons.
Gregg Loewen will be here on Oct 1 at 10am. Hes also shipping the Ideal Lume backlight to me.
I think the reason LCD has grown so much is because of the smaller screen sizes that also had lower prices for many people. They bought these smaller HDTVs that happen to be LCD because they were offered in that size. We are now seeing 32", 42", 46", 50", 58", and just now 65" plasmas, so I hope they start offering 37" plasmas again so that the selection can help the plasmas compete more with LCD with these choices.
It also doesn't help that the VERY bright lighting in stores plays into one of LCDs strengths, and one a Plasmas weaknesses. Most people do not understand if they ran that LCD at those settings in their dimly lit room at home, it will give them headaches and the blacks will not look black.
Plasma mfg need to do more to educate the public, and educate the stores about the HDTV displays they use and the light levels where they are displayed IMO.