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LCD Poised to Drop 20% by Years End
Brett_Tabke




msg:1567590
 2:21 pm on Jul 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

[story.news.yahoo.com...]

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., the world's top flat-screen maker, said on Thursday it expected prices of liquid crystal displays (LCD) to fall as much as a fifth by the end of the year on growing supply.

 

peterdaly




msg:1567591
 2:30 pm on Jul 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

Maybe it's getting close to time to upgrade my 21" Sony Trinitron CRT.

LCD prices are getting close to or passing CRT prices of a few years ago.

Brett_Tabke




msg:1567592
 2:35 pm on Jul 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

Just paid $99 each for a pair of 19inch crts. So lcds, have a long long way to go yet. (compares to $700+ for a 19inch lcd or around $400 for a good 17incher)

peterdaly




msg:1567593
 2:43 pm on Jul 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

I paid $600 or so for my 21" CRT in probably the late 90's. I may consider a good 19" LCD as a replacement.

Macguru




msg:1567594
 2:47 pm on Jul 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

I guess, I will wait a bit before I upgrade to a 30 incher [apple.com]...

Brett_Tabke




msg:1567595
 6:48 pm on Jul 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

You can buy a 42inch plasma for about $2750 US. Many of them have vga inputs.

Macguru




msg:1567596
 6:57 pm on Jul 15, 2004 (gmt 0)

I wonder how many aspirins I will need at night after staring at potato sized pixels all day...

What is plasma screen maximum resolution 1200 x 1024? Admit it, at 2560 x 1600 this babe is unique...

Brett_Tabke




msg:1567597
 5:07 pm on Jul 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

I think some of the plasmas can do higher than that can't they mac?

Macguru




msg:1567598
 5:11 pm on Jul 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

I am not sure about plasma screens. But a 20 % drop in prices for LCD screens will certainly be a good motivation for a lot of people to switch.

Kirby




msg:1567599
 5:00 am on Jul 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

Plasmas are on the way out.

steve




msg:1567600
 9:14 am on Jul 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

Plasma and LCD suit different applications.

Plasma - great for home cinema above 40in. where the light levels in the room are carefully controlled.
Disadvantages - high power consumption, limited lifespan, reliability.
Plasma is losing ground to LCD panels as their size, picture quality and price continue to fall.

LCD - better for general use as a television or monitor. High contrast ratios (500:1) produce reasonable pictures in most lighting conditions.
(LG have just announced a LCD panel with 5000:1 contrast ratio!)
Advantages - lowish power consumption, good lifepsan, reliable (if you accept the odd faulty pixel!)

However, the future is likely to be PLED (polymer organic light-emitting diode) displays. They offer full spectrum colour, lower power consumption than plasma/LCD and higher reliability.

PLED is likely to be very cheap too. It uses a manufacturing process very similar to ink jet printing, so as volumes go up prices are going to plummet.

SEOMike




msg:1567601
 3:11 pm on Jul 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

Plasmas are on the way out.

Why's that? Can't get good enough quality for the price? What's going to replace them?

ggrot




msg:1567602
 7:21 pm on Jul 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

Plasma will cost you a ton in power bills from what I've heard. Not a personal experience or scientific study, but it is something to consider.

If you don't care about resolution, just screen size - good DLP projectors are in the sub $1000 range these days.

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