[quote=RWetmore;55727684]I'll believe it when I see it. I would think this is at least 2 years away and probably more like 3-5 years away, if it ever happens at all.
As far as having an industrialized tchnology, 2 years is realistic but 3-5 years is not. Samung is the world's largest producer of OLEDs, they have already produced 55" RGB OLEDs (which failed because of patterning of large-area RGB, which is not needed for manufacturing BOLED), and BOLED is a far easier technology to manufacture.
Having manufacturing capacity to manufacture millions of large-screen BOLEDs could take longer, but Samsung is apparently searching for new applications to make use of their OLED overcapicity (and TV is at the top of that list): https://www.oled-info.com/will-samsu...under-utilized
By then, LG could have moved to native RGB OLED, and be producing them cheaply.
Sorry, but that's wrong.
By 2020, or 2021 (and through 2023), LG will be producing WOLED on 10.5G motherglass, delivering 65" WOLED panels for less than half if what they cost today (8 per 10.5G sheet versus 3 per 8.5G sheet) and 75" WOLED panels for close to 1/3 of what 77" WOLED panels cost today (6 per 10.55G panel versus 2 77" WOLEDs per 85G sheet).
Oh, and then there the 88" WOLED LG should be introducing next year...
Even if still WOLED, they will likely be producing them very cheaply.
Yes, by the time Samsung rolls out their BOLED+QDCF TVs, LG will likely have ramped their new 10.5G manufacturing line and will be producing 65" and 75" WOLEDs for far less than it costs today. So if Samsung is still on 8.5G while LG is on 105G, Samsung is going to be at a severe cost disadvantage at anything larger than 55" (up to 75").
So any annohncements by Samsung about investing in a new 10.5G OLED manufacturing lines can be seen as a major conmitment to close this cost gap before it becomes an insurmountable problem.
BTW, I agree that WOLED is not true OLED, but neither is QD-OLED. Until we get to true native RGB emitters with no color filters (or QD filters), we haven't arrived at where we (well at least myself) want to be. Whether it's OLED or Micro LED doesn't matter, but I'm waiting for native RGB before I jump in unless my Plasma fails and I'm forced to by a set before they exist.
The light emitted by true electro-luminescent OLED and by opto-luminescent QDCF-based color converters/filters is identcal, so from that point of view WOLED+QDCF or BOLED+QDCF is 'true OLED'. On the other hand, this reference to 'leakage' does indicate one way in which WOLED or BOLED + QDCF could fall short of 'true' RGB OLED.
If the quantum dot color filters are perfect and block all of the incoming light that excites them, it would be impossible to tell the difference between them and 'true OLED'. But if the QDCF is not perfect and allows some blue (or white) light to pass through the filter, that will degrade saturation, gamut, and color volume in ways that would likely be perceptible.