Originally Posted by CATYPH202
In current state of economy and considering that everyone already has pretty decent HDTVs and new LCD TVs cheap and beautiful, I would say 4-5k for 55" is on the top limit of "acceptable" for US market.
I would be beyond shocked if the sets are closer to $5,000 than $8,000. If Samsung doesn't have a set to compete with LG, then LG has the only OLED on the market, and the only technology that a competitor doesn't have. They are also very likely to be yield limited, so even if they could sell 500,000 units at $5,000 each but only 50,000 at $8,000 each, they might only have 50,000 to sell and will price it accordingly.
It will be priced out of my reach, but that's fine with me as it's going to eventually come down. If it doesn't sell at the price it comes out at, then I'm sure they will reduce the price. l really don't think they need to worry about having it priced too high for being labeled LG on the front either. If it's the only OLED set, and has a higher price margin built in than other sets then every dealer is going to be very, very happy to show it off to everyone if the performance is good, since it's the only model and they (along with LG) can make more money from selling it. If a car company had the only version of technology that gave your car an extra 20 MPG, I'd expect them to price it high while they can, as they'd have no competition for a little bit, and then the price to go down once other people caught up. I just think expecting the price to be around $5,000 is setting yourself up for disappointment, as I don't think LG would have any reason to price it that low.