Originally Posted by GSDTrainer
Panasonic has an 8.5 Gen OLED plant in Himeji for R&D purposes. I believe 2013 is the target date for them IIRC.
Reminds me of all the SED hype and look where that technology went. I remember people posting on there that they were even delaying their plasma purchases in order to wait for SED, LMAO. OLED is obviously way closer to prime time, but availability and then availabity at a competitive price to existing technologies are two very different things. You can get a Panasonic 50" plasma now for $549 right now (and it's rumoured the price will drop to $299 in the next 2-3 years), but the entry level price for a 55" OLED is rumoured to be between $5,000-$9,000. Even at the low end that's a LONG way from being competitive with plasma. How many years did it take for plasma to drop to to 1/10th the initial price it was offered at? 10 years!!!