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Plasma screens getting cheaper!

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Skellum, May 13, 2002.

  1. Skellum

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    I have noticed quite a few companies releasing ever larger flat screen monitors. Do you think this sudden proliferation of record breaking and cheaper flat screen Plasma monitors could be linked with the imminent release of higher definition, lighter & very much cheaper OLED flat screen monitors?
     
  2. encaser

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    Plasma aare getting cheaper like most tech after maturing and producing in greater/cheaper numbers, but OLED is stil very much a micro solution and years away any thing big. DLP dets will probalby be the new kid on the block of choice, if the Texas Instrument chips the US lot are raving about live up to muster.
     
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    SORRY WRONG POST:eek:
     
  4. Skellum

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    Encaser

    Hopefully OLED might be a little more advanced than you think - Phillips are manufacturing and actually started shipping to a major manufacturer a couple of weeks ago so we should see products before the end of this year!
    This is a quote from a trade magazine that I found on the chuckmeisters supervideo site -
    "Philips Electronics developed the new production method with Cambridge Display Technology and has been using the process, which results in polymer-based OLED displays, since the middle of last year. On Tuesday Philips announced that it's the first polymer-based OLED maker to be shipping high-volume quantities, and said it has signed up a leading electronics maker to use the OLED displays in products that will be released later this year"
    Technical info about the process can be found at this site http://www.emagin.com/oledpri.htm but the most informative collattion of info can be found at Http://www.supervideo.com/NAB.htm

    Lets keep our fingers crossed because we could be seeing larger, lighter and much better quality screens at a fraction of the cost of existing plasma technology.
     
  5. MarkTaylor

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    It is a problem of size though, the products that are due to ship shortly are destined for mobile phones and small video cameras as far as I know.

    It is certainly an interesting technology, but like LCD it will take a little time to move from the small early displays to a more mature product capable of getting up to and beyond current plasma sizes.

    Mark
     
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    OLED technology is NOT suitable for large screen tecnology and is only really good for small devices such as 3G phones and PDAs.

    Of some interest may be "Tiled LCD" where a number of LCD panels are "videowalled" into a 42" "plasma type" widescreen display. However these are only currently being shown by Rainbow Technologies in the states and Philips are badging them in Europe. They are expensive (10K) and although one was shown at the recent CEBiT show, it seems that it was the only sample and was shipped straight back to the states after show.
     

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