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    Default LG's 55-Inch OLED Will Run Around $10,000

    The finalized design reveals an even slimmer TV just 4mm thick.

    http://www.engadget.com/2012/05/23/l...e-9-000-price/

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    i remember seeing the first flatscreens come in at 20k, so these may one day be a viable option for us mortals.

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    Could someone expain to me why a 4 mm thick TV screen is desirable? Wouldn't this thickness (or lack thereof) just make this set extremely fragile especially in a house with kids? Aside from being able to boast about it what's the big deal?
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    is thinness the only desirable thing here? or are there other benefits to this TV?

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    Blame the "wife approval factor". The thinness makes it easier to hang on a wall and pass as artwork. Heaven forbid that anything resemble technology in the house.

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    I'll stick with my projector.
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    Things being this thin usually don't get adequate air flow and tend to overheat after a while also...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geomancer21 View Post
    is thinness the only desirable thing here? or are there other benefits to this TV?
    Make no mistake, this is the most important advancement in TV technology in more than a decade, and a vast improvement over both LCD and plasma.
    http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-33199_7...at-is-oled-tv/
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    @limey: Interesting article but frankly I read nothing in it that would make me think this is the next big thing. Its just another improvement but not earth shattering no matter how much the marketing types want you to think so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reidw View Post
    @limey: Interesting article but frankly I read nothing in it that would make me think this is the next big thing. Its just another improvement but not earth shattering no matter how much the marketing types want you to think so.
    I think OLED has the potential to be a game changer. However, as usual, the proof of any pudding remains in the eating though...
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    @limey: In what way is it a game changer? Could you explain to me why you think it is so? I want to understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reidw View Post
    @limey: In what way is it a game changer? Could you explain to me why you think it is so? I want to understand.
    If it it fulfills its potential then with its superior PQ, it could well replace both Plasma and LED. Cost and uptake will be deciding factors but having to compete against both Plasma and LED may bring costs down sooner though. That said it is very early days yet so it will be interesting to see how it actually pans out...
    I have been watching OLED development since Pioneer were first involved with it and OLED remains a very promising technology, indeed.

    It will be interesting to see the reviews of these LG and Samsung OLEDs when they appear and Value Electronics are so excited by them that they are talking about arranging another HDTV Shootout this fall so as to see how they measure up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geomancer21 View Post
    is thinness the only desirable thing here? or are there other benefits to this TV?
    Much better black levels for sure!

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    @mrbig: Black levels is a techie point. It won't sell a TV to Mr. Joe Six Pack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reidw View Post
    @mrbig: Black levels is a techie point. It won't sell a TV to Mr. Joe Six Pack.
    Well who do you think is going to be buying these aside from techies/early adopters? I don't think they're realistically planning on selling OLED to Joe Sixpack. It'll be some time before OLED starts popping up at WalMart.

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