Originally Posted by Duck05
If Panasonic can keep the price down while making the panels "thinner", lighter, and "bigger" they should be able to over come the LCD lead..... (maybe).
I'm in the finanacial industry and samsung & LG are not interested in furthering plasma investment. Their focus is LCD and AMOLED. Panny is the only one doing plasma in future and even they are hedging their bets with LCD. Without investments and cashcow from monitors and notebooks it is not likely plasma advancement can overcome LCD in a commercial and consumer point of view.
As much as we like Kuro, the mass market is captivated by brilliant colors (rather than fidelity) advocated by samsung. It is a matter of marketing and plasma has failed in that. Case in point on marketing: LG has been doing IPS for years yet it takes Apple to tell the world that it is a superior TFT technology
If panny cannot match the price points of the 42" LCD in the mass markets which helps to plow profits into R&D then future of plasma is quite dire in the long term. But again OLED almost disappeared 3 years ago when everyone gave up investment except Samsung SDI
Anyway let's enjoy plasma while it last for no one knows what tomorrow brings
but TFT leadership will be here to stay for next 5 years at least