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No 50" on higher end LED models

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Is there a good reason that Samsung and other manufacturers are not offering 50" LED models on the higher series. I would ideally like a 50" LED, from Samsungs 7000 or 8000 range but this doesn't exist today. Searched for an answer but no luck elsewhere on AVS.
post #2 of 3
Probably because they can not manufacturer 50" panels as efficiently as they can make 55" panels and there appears to be a very small market for 50" panels instead of 55" panels. So it does not make sense for a manufacturer to offer both a 50 and a 55" model using the latest high end video processing chips and have them both be profitable.
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For whatever reason the 50" led/lcd sets are marketed as economy models. This screen size for lcds has only been available for a bit less than a year and probably all the 50" panels come from the same oem.

I'd speculate that they are less than high end panels used in an attempt to make a 50" lcd at a price point similar to a 50" plasma and not suitable for high end application.

Also there's been size creep on high end sets for the last 4 or 5 years meaning that mfgs have long been eliminating flagship status in smaller screen sizes for some time now.
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