Originally Posted by irkuck
As far as I remember Sony was nonexisting product. It looks like 110" will be real products since Chinese are behind it. I would say one can sell globally a 100 pieces of 110" to sheikhs, oligarchs, billionaires and professional organizations like 7-star hotels or new shopping centers in Asia. Even if it costs 2-300 000 it is not a big deal if e.g. oligarchs yachts cost 300 000 000.
We should call this Irkuck Logic (tm) and register it.
To wit: Sony, a company that has shipped something now approaching a billion TVs sold some niche product that was stupid, but did, in fact, sell some infinitestimal quantity.
"Chinese companies" that have sold a few million TVs at most and have no real technology expertise at these point, however, have more credibility.
That said, I agree with you. I see no problem selling 100 units of a 110-inch TV for $200,000-300,000. In fact, I suspect the market might even be 500 at that price.
Of course, the market is probably 50,000 at $20,000 -- a price at which said TV could be sold profitably today. And, of course, the company that sold 50,000 would get a "halo effect" of marketing that the company selling 100-500 wouldn't really get (orders of magnitude difference and all since both would be in the lobbies of that cool hotel in Dubai).
Oh, and by selling 50,000 @ $20K, you'd actually be pushing the curve that would allow you to eventually sell ~1MM @ $10K. Selling those 500 would achieve the selling of the 500... and absolutely nothing else.