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Interesting Article About LG Profits & OLED

I came across this article on ZDNet. What do you think?

https://www.zdnet.com/article/lgs-ol...obiles-plight/
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LG has decent OLED phones the LG V50 and Quad DAC an audio lovers dream.
They need to keep that. And they need to diversify its customers buying 6.5” and larger or smaller OLED Displays. The OLED Displays on the Google Pixels all of them look amazing.

Sadly Samsung has dominated probably with extremely low prices ALL of the 2019 OLED 15” Laptop Displays from
Alienware, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Gigabyte all feature 15” OLED Displays. Samsung wants Apple to place an order so 2019 is a big test launch or real world Beta test of its 15” OLED Displays none of the warranties cover burn in so let’s see how the Laptops fair overtime.

LG isn’t turning back it’s new Fabs will allow lower prices and greater profits. Enough to recoup its 4 Billion dollar investment.

Also LG needs to invest and improve its Non-OLED 4K TV line. And to Fully Warranty their TV against burn in.

Their current approach is spot on, if Samsung would stop undercutting them giving away 15” OLED Laptop Displays. LG could claim some of that market share. Hopefully Apple decides to go OLED in its 15” MacBook Pros or iPad Pros in the next year or two.

I’d also like to see a square OLED Smartwatch from LG that would turn my OLED TV on to my desired content when I walked in the room or let me switch just by swiping a TV remote smartwatch.

Sadly, LG is under attack on two fronts, one from Samsung, which is entering the OLED market more and more and OLED tech being stolen by China. And LG lost its contract with Huawaei which obviously selected another Chinese’s company BOE to source OLED Phone Displays from.

Now with Chinese OEMs sourcing and making their Own OLED Displays like BOE, and Hisense offering OLED. Competition will be tough and the Chinese don’t fight fair Lol.

Expect really cheap 55” OLED TVs by 2020 from BOE, and Hisense.


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In the TV business, it's better to make a cheap product that's good enough for the vast majority rather than investing a lot to make the best. Hope OLED doesn't follow the same path as Pioneer plasma.
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In the TV business, it's better to make a cheap product that's good enough for the vast majority rather than investing a lot to make the best. Hope OLED doesn't follow the same path as Pioneer plasma.
Not likely Plasma was a dead technology path from its beginning I knew it would fail and it was always very dim and lifeless looking. OLED looks bright and vibrant. And can be adapted to cellphones, laptops, tablets, different bendable shapes. There is also Transparent OLED. Plasma was doomed from Day 1 never even bothered to own one.

While OLED more and more companies are jumping into the pool.
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OLEDs TVs have nearly identical picture quality across models. Where as Samsung qleds picture quality can very pretty drastically from model to model. Basically IMO only the Q90 has a chance to compare to OLED. Barring the hdr nit wars.
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Not likely Plasma was a dead technology path from its beginning I knew it would fail and it was always very dim and lifeless looking. OLED looks bright and vibrant.

Plasma looks organic and natural, like looking out the window of your house.


OLED looks cartoonish and artificial, like CGI.
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I saw that article too. However, it makes a few errors. First, it mixes mobile and TV OLED production without acknowledging the two are based on very different technologies and production techniques.

Second, it contrasts OLED TV sales to all Samsung QLED, which includes two edge lit models that come nowhere near OLED picture quality.

Lastly, it fails to mention that LG Display is capacity constrained on OLED panel sales and has already squeezed about as much production efficiency it can get from its single plant. Once the new Chinese plant comes online this year, LG Display will be able to significantly increase production. Most of this will go to other brands wanting to enter OLED or buy more panels. The increased production will result in lower prices as supply increases. Until supply increases, we're going to see prices follow 2018 trends while LG Display sells every panel as fast as it can make them.
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Not likely Plasma was a dead technology path from its beginning I knew it would fail and it was always very dim and lifeless looking. OLED looks bright and vibrant. And can be adapted to cellphones, laptops, tablets, different bendable shapes. There is also Transparent OLED. Plasma was doomed from Day 1 never even bothered to own one.

While OLED more and more companies are jumping into the pool.
Pioneer Plasma's were the best TVs ever made for years. And they went under long before plasma as a technology did.

Pioneer didn't fail because their TVs didn't look good. Had nothing to do with it. They failed because their TVs cost too much.
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Plasma looks organic and natural, like looking out the window of your house.


OLED looks cartoonish and artificial, like CGI.
You must have only seen it on vivid store demo mode.

Now QLED on the other hand does look unnatural because apparently Samsung thinks people like that (and apparently many buyers do).
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