With flat panel sales falling again worldwide, I don't see how it will be a blockbuster year for flat panels at CES in a few months. I really hope it is. However, it seems that the profit margins on sets is razor thin and getting even smaller with the downward pressures from the Chinese. Just look at how prices of 4K sets have fallen so quickly. The TV business is a really tough one. As much as I love the promise of OLED, there is little market for sets at the prices they want for one. $9k for a 55" 1080p set? What would a 4k set of the same size retail for? Hopefully Panasonic will tell us soon. As for 65" and 70" OLED sets, I would love to see them, but not at $10k plus. Until OLED is available in quantity and affordable prices, the flat panel market will continue to be stagnant at best. Maybe CES 2016 will be the blockbuster event for flat panels.
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10/9/13 at 9:52am