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Estimates on future pricedrops...

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs Forum' started by The Belgain, Dec 30, 2004.

  1. The Belgain

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    Right, well I'm sure you guys have been following the plasma market more closely than I have recently, so what do people think will be the timescale for plasmas dropping in price.

    For instance, when do you think we'll see:

    1. A good quality sub-£1000 42" WVGA plasma (i.e. from one of the reputable manufacturers).
    2. A sub-£1000 42" "HD" plasma (say XGA or greater).
    3. A sub-£1500 50" HD plasma (WXGA or greater).
    4. A affordable 1080p plasma.

    At the moment, I guess I'm most interested in 1. and 2.... any chance of 1. in the next few months?
     
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    Interesting thread, i'll throw my hat in the ring first. With Plasma, i guess prices will be driven by the increasing popularity (along with performance) and constant price reductions of LCD.

    Anyway,

    1. I reckon around 2 -3 years (high street anyway). Probably 18 months for online retailers. I also predict that by this time Plasma will be on the way out...and LCD will reign supreme, along with another new technology or 3 by then (please note; i am firmly in the plasma is best camp at this moment in time and i still hope to be able to purchase one in 2005!) - and anyway - the future is holograms!

    2. I would say the same as above...

    3. Providing Plasma is still with us, i don't see this size of screen dropping below the £1500 mark for around 3 -4 years...possibly longer

    4. Same as 1 & 2
     

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