Originally Posted by caunyd
With Pioneer out of the game. Where will the cutting edge quality come from? Panasonic make excellent plasmas but not ground breaking like Pioneers. It seems like in this market, there is no room for premium priced displays, and if this is the case, what will motivate other companies to pump in R&D money if they can't sell these more expensive display? What do you guys think?
I think another technology, like OLED's will eventually take over. Plasma, as good as it is, is still an energy hog and its displays are heavy. It would seem to me that once OLED technology becomes affordable, and that may be a big "if", it will capture the market in a big hurry. That, and the growth of LCD sets, due to gross misinformation, really provides somewhat of a disincentive for huge amounts of research spent down the road.
As to the Pioneer haters, my 60" Elite, which has yet to be calibrated, is still the best damned picture I have ever seen, and I have a Panny50- 800U and a 46G10 in the house. I am waiting for a 65" V10 Panny, but if Pioneer made a set of that size, I would have bought it long ago. I am not one of the sophisticated video guys on this forum (lean more to the audio side) and go by what my eyes tell me, and that is the 9G Kuros produce the best images out there.