Is optivity some kind of synonym for "non-objectivity"? Or is it just "selective reading"?
"An investment of $200 Billion into SED Inc. leads me to believe this will be a lot more than just a "demo" product."
You need to go back and read what I wrote. I didn't say they were building this only as a demo. The only screen any human being has ever seen, however, is indeed nothing but a demo. Not a single production model has been built; not even close. If I was not clear on this, I'm sorry. Never mind your math issue above, but the $2 billion-ish investment has not been made. I can announce a lot of things and not do them.
In Taiwan already, $10 billion in announced LCD plants are not under construction.
This doesn't matter. All that matters is what do you want, and what can you afford?"
That's not all that matters, nor has it ever been. No one can sustain a flat-panel TVs business that includes primary, sole-source mfg. on a niche. They need to get to some kind of critical mass.
"OK, I stand corrected... per the article above: "SED is being positioned as a replacement for PDP (plasma display panels) display.""
Yeah, and that's hysterical too. Panasonic alone will supply more PDPs in 2006 than the goal for SED in 2010. These guys talk up a storm, but have delivered nothing so far except a prototype that's far smaller than what they intend to produce, a beautiful spec sheet, and countless broken promises on deliver dates.
Again, if you read the last 3 years of threads of this, you'll see I love the technology in concept. But I am a lot less blinded than most of you about what can still go wrong. And given that none of us are even going to get a bite at the apple for two years on this thing, I find it unfathomable that people post about this in dozens of threads a month -- like it matters.
The same nonsense went on over OLED in 2001-2003 and that technology is farther away from replacing PDP and LCD in the market than it was then. Sure, SED is exciting, but absent some actual milestone, my current interest in it here at AVS is (a) myth debunking (b) temperance the irrational exuberance and (c) encouraging people not to wait for it. Anyone that can afford it in 2007, need not wait for it now because they can easily buy and replace.
Most people who are on the fence about spending the money won't be able to afford SED until 2008-2010. Surely no one here can encourage a friend to wait 3-5 years to partake of HDTV>