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Join Date: Jan 2012
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***Sony can't go the way LG Display has with significant returns and replacements of OLED panels and components. It's a business model that will lead to financial ruin. Interesting point about the decline of theaters. Yes, COVID-19 has had a major impact, but "total theater attendance fell 4.6 percent from 2018 to 1.244 billion last year, the National Association of Theatre Owners disclosed Friday. That's ahead of 2017's recent low of 1.236 billion but still marks a steep drop from 1.301 billion last year."(Jan 17, 2020)
I think the theater decline is here to stay. Especially with AVS Forum Members who have built their own dedicated theaters with Dolby Atmos sound. Quite frankly - - I enjoy my smaller 75" TV and previously, a 100" projector screen with superior sound to any theater I've been to in the last couple of years. Maybe Cinema will catch on with younger movie goers but I'm not so sure about the older crowd. It used to be that your local theatre was the ONLY place to go to get that "big screen" feeling and better sound system. That's not the case anymore. For me, the popcorn is cheaper, the picture is clearer, I don't have to drive or be in any line and I can pause the picture any time I want.
And Sony's direction? I think they are "all in" on MicroLED or as Sony calls it - - Crystal LED. It's the true OLED killer and configurable to your exact space requirements. The real question is when it will be commercially available at a price point that is competitive with other offerings in the market.
Home Theater Setup
SONY 75X900F & 49X900E, Denon X6700H & Emotiva XPA-3, OPPO 103 - 9.1.4 Setup - Speakers - Studio 60's-V.5 (FL/FR), CC-690-V.5 (C), ADP 590-V.5 (SS), MilleniaOne 2.0 (BS) - Velodyne 810 Sub, Cornered Audio (FH/RH), Definitive Technology (Front Wides). Stereo 2 Channel Only - Dali Evidence 470 & MartinLogan Forte Amplifier/Streamer with ARC.