Panasonic chief says no to low-cost OLED TVs
LCD prices? Not for years
Cheap-ish OLED TVs? Don't make me laugh.
No, Panasonic's new president, Kazuhiro Tsuga, didn't use those exact words, but they succinctly summarise comments he made in Japan earlier today.
Asked by reporters when he thinks OLED TVs will become as cheap as today's LCD televisions, Tsuga said he doesn't expect that to happen for quite some time.
Not that he really wants OLED TVs to become commodity items at all. Panasonic, which this week announced a partnership with Sony that will see the two firms jointly develop and sell OLED tellies, is looking to such next-gen sets to bring its TV business back to robust health.
It hopes - as does Sony, and the companies they are gearing up to compete with, Korea's Samsung and LG - that OLED will bring a whole new upgrade cycle and get punters buying pricey tellies again.
Good luck, folks. ®
I'll stick with my CRT til it breaks, thanks. Yeah take that Panasonic!
Re: Telly upgrade
> what do these do that the last tellies didn't?
Lower power consumption, higher contrast ratios, better viewing angles and clearer in sunlight.
And no, I won't be upgrading either. I REALLY love my films and something like Hero on BlueRay does look absolutely stunning but, its just a telly. It should last at least ten years before I have to replace it and the current one is probably 3 years old. In fairness, the last one only lasted a couple of years but that's because my, then, two-year-old drove a tractor across it and broke the glass. But that's okay. I stopped crying a couple of months ago and now we even let him out of his room every once in a while.
Not the same.
CRT = yer basic bogpaper
LCD = fancy bogpaper with Aloe Vera
If you want to pay all that extra money for a moistened arsehole, that's up to you. I'm fine with it as long as my finger doesn't got through.
I'm still using a CRT TV so I am probably not well placed to comment but what is it about these expensive screens that they think will convince people to shell out in a recession?
I can see why they thought 3D might do it (and I can see why they were wrong) but what do these do that the last tellies didn't?
Re: Uhm ok..
"How much radiation does that thing put out?"
1) Less than a regular diet of brazil nuts
"And how much energy does it consume?"
2) The same as the LCD that will replace it, because most of us go for a screen size far bigger than the CRT it replaced
"I guess in the winter you can use it to heat your house..."
3) Only if you can heat the house on 150 odd watts. For most houses that'll be a temperature difference of about half a degree between internal and external, I'd guess
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