NEWS: OLED prices set to drop with latest production techniques

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    1. Andy Bassett

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      Hmm. Sounds like the price for the better quality WRGB panels could actually go up if this happens, the casual shopper won't understand that the newer, cheaper OLED's aren't quite as good as the ones which built up such a reputation for quality and so will buy one of those instead of a more traditional LG-type panel. This will erode LG's market and drive costs up for those better panels.

      Of course I'd need to wait and see what they are like, but I have an OLED now and I wouldn't be looking to replace it with something less-good, so I doubt I will benefit from this technology.
       
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      Another wishy-washy article on the subject.
      They've been saying prices will drop with increased mass production numbers and then printing for years already.
      Why would anyone wait years to pay less for a worse product?
      In 5 years time, miniLED, for example, could be mature (out this year from TCL) and the much vaunted microLED may be out en masse - the latter several manufacturers are already developing, anyway.
      Aside from 8K, OLED is looking like a dead end developmentally with the exception of lowering production costs and supposed longevity but this, somewhat, old news is now suggesting those final benefits may not even be there. Great...
       
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      i'm waiting for miniLED and microLED before i would purchase an OLED i think, i game too much and couldnt take the risk
       
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      I game on my C7 oled and have zero issues, just pure enjoyment :p

      Lower costs will not be passed on to consumers, or at least highly unlikely...
       
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      I’m more hopeful for ELQD. Nanosys are already making money with quantum dots, so have the finance for their roadmap that ends with electroluminescence.
       
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      Why would they drop prices for something that sells every year. It's like apple selling the iPhone for what it costs to make
       
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      Enough is sold for the current capacity, but is there a market for 12 times (the figure from the article) as much at the current prices?

      There is also the change from the LG monopoly to a competitive market, as JOLED are rumoured to be the first ink jet supplier.
       
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      I'm waiting for the new QRDL range with micro-g nano technologies to hit the market before taking the the plunge.
       
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      I think the OLED burn in risk is probably "mostly" historical now. I'm not saying that you can't get burn-in but it's nowhere near as prevalent as it used to be. I'm saying that as a very happy die-hard high nit LED user :)

      If TCL's LED turns out to be as good as it looks for Samsung QLED prices then I could be seriously tempted to part with my soul mat....sorry my Sony LED.
       

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