Originally Posted by Mikeoz
Sorry man, but you're seriously dreaming... I'm not sure why you're complaining so much about the price.. it's a new and FAR superior technology and you expect it to be the same price as old tech? Come on..
One of the things I remember reading about SED was that it's supposed to be cheap to produce. "New" and "superior" doesn't mean anything there. Video game systems, graphics cards, computers come out at the same price as the old generation stuff before. The Gamecube was $50 less
than the N64, and it was leaps and bounds better than it. Look back at when computers had 10MB HDDs and 64K RAM in them and how much they cost, and compare to what they cost today.
|Also, keep in mind that many companies can give two sh*ts about the REGULAR guy. They're out to make $, and why sell a tv for less and make less money when there are plenty of people who are willing to pay $$ for it??
I realize that, but that doesn't make it any less screwed up. But, and maybe my economics are wrong, but HDTVs are still a very small (but growing fast, I realize) portion of the TV market. Part of that hindrance is that the standard
(i.e. not the cheap, low quality stuff) is still not affordable for the regular joes. The old standard 29" SDTV was no more than $400 while the standard HDTV is triple that.
Why sell a TV for less and make less money? Because if more people
buy that TV for less (and the market still has plenty of people that haven't made the HD jump yet), the company could potentially make more money than selling a TV for more for a handful of the populace that can afford it. Same reason why DVD players beat out laserdisc players.
I swear I wish the HD generation would just start over from scratch, back to a time where the 45" $2000 TV wasn't considered the average purchase.