4K LCD TV output to outstrip OLED production
Smart picture tech too late to market?
An interesting snippet here from market watcher NPD DisplaySearch: the momentum behind 4K x 2K TVs is rather greater than that behind large OLED sets.
At least nine television makers have demo'd - some at the IFA show earlier this month - and said they will mass-produce very large LCD tellies with a 3840 x 2160 even though the 4K format is some way being supported by broadcasters and content providers globally.
Contrast that with the OLED TV scene, home to just two vendors - LG and Samsung - who have both pitching 55in sets since January 2012 but who have yet to provide a solid timeline for their products' availability.
As it stands, LG and Samsung are likely to ship early next year, but only into their native Korea. However, 4K sets have been promised to ship worldwide before 2012 is through.
Vendors lining up being 4k include not only LG and Samsung, but also Sony, Sharp, Toshiba, Haier and HiSense.
The OLED sets may look stunning, and by fully compatible with current 2D and 3D full HD picture standards, but they're going to be too darned expensive: $10,000 for a 55in set. Initially, the 4K TVs won't be any cheaper, but punters will find it easier to justify the high price because the sets are much larger.
This, says DisplaySearch, will drive the market for 4K sets, pushing prices down more quickly than will be the case for their OLED rivals. Smaller 4K sets will be much cheaper to boot.
"A 50in 4K panel is priced at $800, compared to $400 for a full HD panel with slim type LED backlight, while an 84in 4K panel will be priced over $5000," said DisplaySearch.
It also notes that 4K, even when it's upscaling 1080p content, provides a way to encourage buyers to upgrade to larger sets, a move many are unwilling to make because it exposes the limitations of the 1920 x 1080 resolution. That will stir up competition, driving prices down. ®
Oh El Reg,
Your standards do vary but this article is beyond the pale. A lot of it makes no sense in English, are you outsourcing your writing to an Indian Call centre? If I was the editor, I'd pull this one down and get it right before publishing it again. It lets down the quality of the whole site.
Please, for your sake, and for mine as a reader and supporter of The Reg,
Sort the grammar
Can I get one without the telly bits?
A 50" 4K screen, at least 1x Display Port, and 3 other digital video ports, and I'll be very happy.
The evolution of HD TV
1080p - Vivid colours and clarity on a screen that does not take up whole lounge room, Can see imperfections on actors skin
4k Tv - Can now see tiny little hairs on actors skin
8k Tv - Can now see the bacteria that lives on actors skin o.O
I gave up...
...after paragraph five. Three of those first five paragraphs barely make sense due to missing or incorrect words.
The spelling checker seem to be working ok. The grammar checker seems to be failing miserably.
IMHO, if an author wants me to read his work, it's up to that one person to actually do the work to make it readable. It's not the job of the many readers to all have to do the work of interpreting, or mis-interpreting what the author intended to write.
The Actors Union then calls a strike until 4k and 8k TV is banned. The 'real HD' makes it easy to tell who has had a facelift and who hasn't.. Lawsuits abound as actors sue their plastic surgeons for supposedly botched facelifts, boob jobs etc etc.
The makeup Artists also go on strike as the new HD makes it impossible for them to cover up all those embarrasing little 'zits' that everyone has.
Then the Cameramen join in stating that the want more money to carry the HD Camera around.
Cinemas go bust because they can't afford the 4k or 8k projectors.
Household insurance premiums rise due to claims from TV owners whoose walls collapse under the weight of the monster 8k TV Panels.
We are doomed I tell ye, doomed.