Youre not factoring in the Plasma manufacturers upgrading their products when you made that statement.
Plasma will be with us for a long time. Who knows, maybe the future generation Plasma panels will solve the screen burn issue (a non issue for me) and extend panel life
Originally posted by Norman
I wouldn't consider an LCD screen for my main viewing.
Forecasts for plasma display demand vary widely among analysts, but they say producers have little choice but to expand their capacity aggressively if they aim to survive intensifying competition.
How increased sales of Plasma screens in the next few years translates into plasma being "finished" as you suggest is still a mistery to me...
Originally posted by gringottsdirect
Plasmas need re-gassing after three years, very expensive unless you are covered by an extended warranty, which in itself is very expensive.
At least that's what they tell you in Dixons / Currys / Comet, that's an awful lot of punters who go home thinking plasma is already old hat, lcd must be the future.
.... or will lcds need to be re-gassed too ?
Originally posted by Ekko Star
LCD's will simply sell because they will be cheaper, more efficient and robust. When Joe Public comes to replace their main day to day sets, being mass market it has to be a robust generic technology and can't come with conditions like screen burn which is simply a no, no.
The smallest screen in the MRX range is a 32in LCD model, the £4000-£4,500 KDL-L32MRX1.
Next up are two 42in models: the KDL-L42MRX1 and KDE-P42MRX1 - LCD and plasma models respectively. Although we dont have precise information on all the screens prices as yet, its interesting to note that the 42in LCD model will be more expensive than the plasma one, with Sony positioning the LCD model as a step-up option over the plasma one. This perhaps provides an interesting hint about the direction the plasma/LCD war might be taking as far as the manufacturers are concerned
One thing you forget is LCD technology has been around for far longer than just since LCD TVs. Laptops, for example, with cost effective LCD screens have been mainstream for over 10 years so I still believe we are a long long time away from LCD technology usurping plasma
Originally posted by richard plumb
At the moment though, its a size game. I see 36" and smaller going to LCD (which is the majority of the European market), and larger screens going plasma.