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Poll Results: Will there be an OLED TV for sale in the U.S. in 2012?

 
  • 5% (4)
    Yes, the LG will be for sale, but only the LG.
  • 5% (4)
    Yes, the Samsung will be fore sale, but only the Samsung.
  • 4% (3)
    Yes, both the Samsung and LG will be for sale.
  • 84% (59)
    No, neither will be for sale in the U.S. in 2012.
70 Total Votes  
post #31 of 52
Both will be on sale in 2013 but both will be too small to use in the living room.
post #32 of 52
Thread Starter 
Quote:

"NPD DisplaySearch confirmed today both vendors will be shipping least 500 units total before year’s end. "

Why bother?
post #33 of 52
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Originally Posted by rogo View Post

"NPD DisplaySearch confirmed today both vendors will be shipping least 500 units total before year’s end. "
Why bother?

Probably to hit some executive's bonus objective or some Wall Street objective or something like that.
post #34 of 52
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Originally Posted by boe View Post

Both will be on sale in 2013 but both will be too small to use in the living room.
A matter of perspective. wink.gif
post #35 of 52
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Originally Posted by vinnie97 View Post

A matter of perspective. wink.gif
Correct - if your perspective is 4' or less from the screen, they are an adequate size smile.gif
post #36 of 52
To where I can see the pixels?! No way. smile.gif You'd get full benefits to nearly 7 feet away.
post #37 of 52
Soooo, i was at Best Buy and Audio Video Center today and there are no Samsung or LG OLED TVs there. Tomorrow is the last day of 2012, so maybe they'll get their shipment in sometime before closing time !!
post #38 of 52
Did neither the Sony or LG OLEDs make it to USA? (Both are now discontinued I believe)

You can always buy a 24.5″ OLED from Sony even if you are in America.
post #39 of 52
I feel like there should be a follow up poll to this one;

Will there be an OLED for sale in the U.S. in 2013?

I say no.
Edited by hoozthatat - 12/31/12 at 3:46pm
post #40 of 52
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chronoptimist View Post

Did neither the Sony or LG OLEDs make it to USA? (Both are now discontinued I believe)
You can always buy a 24.5″ OLED from Sony even if you are in America.

LG's was never for sale.

Sony's broadcast product can be bought here.
post #41 of 52
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Originally Posted by rogo View Post

LG's was never for sale.
Sony's broadcast product can be bought here.
Well I had actually meant the XEL-1; I already mentioned that the broadcast gear (24.5″ monitor) was available.

I suspect the answer to that is no, and that the question here is not “Will there be an OLED for sale in the U.S. in 2012?” but rather “Will there be an affordable, large size (50″+) OLED television available in the U.S. in 2012?” (now 2013)
post #42 of 52
post #43 of 52

Shows what I know. When will it make it's way to the US though?
post #44 of 52
Gimme!
post #45 of 52
The real question is when will 65-inch OLED be cheaper than 65-inch Panasonic VT-50 plasma?

When that day happens--OLED will be for real.

Here's a speculation question for you OLED lovers and future believers--when will 65-inch OLED be sold at Wal-Mart?
post #46 of 52
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Chronoptimist View Post

Well I had actually meant the XEL-1; I already mentioned that the broadcast gear (24.5″ monitor) was available.
I suspect the answer to that is no, and that the question here is not “Will there be an OLED for sale in the U.S. in 2012?” but rather “Will there be an affordable, large size (50″+) OLED television available in the U.S. in 2012?” (now 2013)

The XEL-1 was sold in the U.S. for a while.

As to your latter question, there will not be an affordable OLED TV of 50"+ for sale in the U.S. this year. There will likely be an unaffordable one at some point, in limited quantities.
post #47 of 52

LG BEGINS ROLLOUT OF EAGERLY ANTICIPATED OLED TV


LG Ushers in New Year as First Company to Launch Sales of OLED TV

SEOUL, Jan. 2, 2013 -– LG Electronics (LG) announced today that it will begin accepting pre-orders for its eagerly-awaited 55-inch class (54.6-inch diagonal) WRGB OLED TV (Model 55EM9700) in South Korea this month with deliveries scheduled to begin next month.

Other markets where the revolutionary LG OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) TV will be available will be announced over the next several weeks along with their respective prices. The announcement comes just days before the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), where an early version of the TV last year was awarded "Best of Show."

More than 1,400 LG retail stores in South Korea will begin accepting orders from consumers for KRW 11 million (approximately US $10,000) TVs starting Jan. 3 with delivery to commence the first week of February. As the first and only company to announce availability of the next-generation TV technology, LG is prepared to ramp up quickly to take the lead in the OLED segment that is expected to grow to 7.2 million units by 2016, according to Display Search.

"We are extremely pleased to be able to make this announcement at the start of the new year because we believe that OLED will usher in a whole new era of home entertainment," said Havis Kwon, President and CEO of LG's Home Entertainment Company. "Not since color TV was first introduced 60 years ago has there been a more transformational moment. When high definition TV was first introduced 15 years ago, the public's reaction was 'wow!' but when customers see our razor-thin OLED TV for the first time, they're left speechless. That's a clear indicator as any that OLED TV is much more than just an incremental improvement to current television technology."

Only 4 millimeters (0.16 inches) thin and weighing less than 10 kilograms (22 pounds), LG's OLED TVs produce astoundingly vivid and realistic pictures thanks to its superior WRGB technology. LG's unique Four-Color Pixel system features a white sub-pixel, which works in conjunction with the conventional red, blue, green setup to create the perfect color output. LG's exclusive Color Refiner delivers even greater tonal enhancement, resulting in images that are more vibrant and natural than anything seen before. The 55-inch OLED TV also offers an infinite contrast ratio, which maintains optimal contrast levels regardless of ambient brightness or viewing angle.

Even before its launch, LG's OLED TV was turning heads all over the world. In addition to being named Best of Show at CES 2012, the influential Industrial Designers Society of America recognized the TV with a coveted IDEA Award. Meanwhile, LGreceivedthe European Display Achievement 2012-2013 Award from the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA). And to cap it off, LG's OLED received Korea's Good Design President Award in October.

Source
http://www.engadget.com/2013/01/01/lg-55-inch-oled-available/
post #48 of 52
Thread Starter 
I don't mean to be critical, but this is at least the 4th time someone has posted this "news".

I'll note that 7.2 million units is roughly 3% of the market in 2016. So that's pretty impressively nothing, even four years out.

Of course, if it's really true that only 10% of the market is in the 50+ category (per another DisplaySearch forecast), it would seem that 7.2 million could be roughly 1/4 of that category.
post #49 of 52
LG 55EM9700 55-inch OLED TV UK release date confirmed

Article is here.


By Luke Johnson
02 January 2013
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LG’s 55-inch OLED TV has been set for launch with an LG 55EM9700 UK release date confirmed for Q1 2013 as pre-orders for the next-generation set begin in the company’s native South Korea.

Available for pre-order ahead of a February launch in its home nation, LG has confirmed that “LG OLED TVs are scheduled for launch in the UK during Q1 2013” with the LG 55EM9700, the company’s flagship 55-inch model, to lead the collection of eye-catching televisions.

“We are extremely pleased to be able to make this announcement at the start of the new year because we believe that OLED will usher in a whole new era of home entertainment,” Havis Kwon, President and CEO of LG’s Home Entertainment Company said.

“Not since colour TV was first introduced 60 years ago has there been a more transformational moment. When high definition TV was first introduced 15 years ago, the public’s reaction was ‘wow!’ but when customers see our razor-thin OLED TV for the first time, they’re left speechless. That’s a clear indicator as any that OLED TV is much more than just an incremental improvement to current television technology.”

Lining up at a near unbelievable 4 millimetres thick (0.4cm, 0.16 inches), the 55-inch OLED monster that is the LG 55EM9700 has been handed an 11 million South Korean Won price tag (£6343) whilst UK pricing for the expansive television set have yet to be confirmed.

Previously showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the LG 55EM9700 UK release date has been confirmed just days before CES 2013 kicks off. The immediate future of TV evolution, OLED displays are set to once again steal the show during this month’s CES expo.

Providing stunning visuals, the super thin OLED display weighs in a less than 10KG in weight and features LG’s unique Four-Colour Pixel WRGB imaging technology. Elsewhere, wide viewing angles are bolstered by LG’s Colour Refiner features which are incorporated to offer improved vibrancy to images.
post #50 of 52
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Originally Posted by rogo View Post

I don't mean to be critical, but this is at least the 4th time someone has posted this "news".

Yes and this is such good news I'm happy to see it posted in multiple threads. Finally, the long-promised OLEDs are really starting to become available in Korea. It's not just a dream anymore. We now have a company-confirmed release date in the UK as well. So hopefully the US won't be far behind.

Did it make it to the US by the end of 2012 as this poll asked? No. But hopefully we'll find out soon when it will make it here.
post #51 of 52
Q1 2013 is about one-fourth of vague as before, but this is progress. So....March 31 in the UK if this schedule holds.
post #52 of 52
Thread Starter 
Trusted Reviews is not very trustworthy, but they do seem to have obtained "confirmation". What's lacking is pricing, however. So LG is shipping the TV in the UK within 90 days or so at some unspecified price. I guess, "if you have to ask...."

Absent all this giddiness over Korea and jolly old England is any evidence of a US release. Does that suggest that they know $10,000 is stillborn here? Or are we going to learn more next week?
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