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Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by southpaw, Dec 26, 2004.

  1. southpaw

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    Just a query.

    Does anyone know what it costs to make a decent plasma. Just wondered this with some of the sales prices! :eek:

    They can't be that expensive to make compared to regular tvs. ie less components (although maybe more expensive components)
     
  2. Lizzard

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    I guess a 42" HD plasma for £2500 today is REALLY worth about £1000 or even lower for the manufacturer, i believe there are som HUGE margins that the manufacturers put on.
     
  3. nicke20

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    A rather daft question realy
    where do you draw the line ?
    are we talking about the cost of the parts and labour to build 1 plasma or should we include the R&D, the fab plant the wastage etc........
    if it does cost £1000 to build a plasma and you can sell them for £2000 then why aren't there a queue of manufaturers making them and slashing margins to grab the reported massive market for plasma pannels, for example what is the life span of any given model ? 6 months ?? then you have to retool for the next
     
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    From what I understand concerning Plasma production,it works out that you end up paying your pro-rata share for all the total production that doesn't make it out beyond the factory gates - roughly 80% of panels produced are no good.So,because of the huge wastage in producing a working screen,you pay a hefty premium to cover this.
     

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