Originally Posted by comfynumb
There is no OLED UHD as of yet. Although OLED will probably make it, I think there's a small chance it won't make it. Most people are happy with LED/LCD even if OLED and plasma panels look better. They are cheap and proven to last a long time IMO OLED has not proven itself. I'm sure the picture is gorgeous but how many are going to pay the kind of money they want for one of these?
In all of yesterday's news, Samsung's UHD OLED "proof of concept" kind of got lost. The main thing to note, it's not even a production prototype.
Meanwhile, Sony showed that LCD can come in a curved form factor, making that "feature" of first-generation OLED HDTVs seem kind of silly, especially since the Sony is a 65" and the curve is more appropriate for living room and home theater seating distances. The point is that OLED can't be sold based on the curve anymore.
There was total silence from Sony and Panasonic on the topic of OLED. Instead, Panasonic came out with its own UDH LCD while Sony expanded its lineup of UHD, dropped prices and threw in the news about firmware-upgradeable HDMI as a bonus. As icing on the cake, Sony even showed UHD video playing at 60p via HDMI 1.4
I asked around for opinions on OLED yesterday and the main issue is still this: it is very difficult to build the panels, even at a 55" size. The price disparity is so huge, and LCD has such a giant head start in terms of screen size and resolution, its hard to see where the incentive lies for actively pursuing it. It would take one mighty optimistic executive to think OLED can knock LCD off its throne, when plasma has gotten so good and so cheap, yet it cannot compete against LCD.
One of the most famous TV reviewers put it to me this way—Samsung has enough money to do whatever it wants, including building and selling OLED HDTVs at a loss. It serves the purpose of making the company look innovative, but the rest of the industry cannot and will not follow that path, when the market is saying that 4K/UHD is driving sales of premium experiences—both at theaters and in the home.