Originally Posted by RobertR1
So street price around 5k late fall? I'm game for that.
4k less than MSRP in just a few months. That's being seriously optimistic. I like that.
Originally Posted by hidefpaul
Well, at these prices you can count me out......I was really looking forward to replacing my 60" Kuro this year, and it looks like at these prices, LG will not sell many of these sets.
If these prices follow the 55" EC9300 pricing model (originally $15K and now can be had for 2-2.5K) I will certainly wait and hope....but I think it will be another 2-3 years before these sets become affordable to the masses.
Paul, that was the EA9800.
The EC9300 started at 3500. And that is why a lot of (very nice
) users, on other forums and websites, call it the "cheap OLED".
Originally Posted by x3sphere
Dunno, I get the feeling the 9300 is on closeout. Some retailers are selling it for as low as $2400 now. Even in this thread, it seems most don't want the 1080p model anymore with 4K out. Why would LG continue producing this model (likely at a loss) when majority wants 4K? I mean, it'll probably stay around until the new 55" comes, but that should only be a few months away.
4K allows LG to put a bigger premium on these sets while the manufacturing costs are the same. The new 4K model at $3500, would perform a lot better sales wise than the EC9300 did. At $4K+ though it's probably going to be around the same.
No. The EC9300 is going nowhere. It will actually remain the only 1080p OLED in production. Not sure what will happen in 2016, but it will keep on getting manufactured during 2015.
Now... it remains to be seen what LG will decide to do with the 55EC9310. Which seems to be the same tv, except for a lighter stand... on a tv that is already very light... Great improvements!!!!!!
But I digress. They're the same set in my eyes. So either 9300 or 9310, a 1080p set will keep on being officially around for a while.
As it should. Not only because I will probably get one but also because they're starting to get quite affordable (about 2000 euros here) and that is always a plus.