When it comes to TVs, I definitely think price is the main consideration. It was a major leap when the industry went from CRTs to LCDs and at that point people were willing to pay for the vast improvements LCDs made. Everything else has been incremental since--panels are bigger, thinner, brighter, have more resolution etc., but you can buy a pretty basic LCD TV at a good price and still improve on your old set.
I think the next leap--and it's still a long way off--will be OLED TV. Organic light-emitting diodes can be attached to extremely thin, flexible substrates. When they can make a TV that hangs on my wall like a poster, it'll be time to upgrade again.
exactly i do agree with you, consumers minds keep wavering like mercury so what ever happens they will expect some change and if there is reduction in price will not be going to make much of difference as u said.
Science as we know it to date is taking us to the boundary of the unknown with its advances.
Consumers are grateful but then for how long? With every new technological product on the market comes an expiry date. So far, it was plasma flat screens, followed by LCDs now LEDs which have two differences to it, which are Edge LED and RGB Dynamic.
By the time LEDs are perfected, science would have alreay brought a new innovation to the market, rendering the latter technology to history.
LEDs have come a long way. About 10 years ago, only red and yellow LEDs were prevalent. The white and blue required much more cost to produce. At that time, LEDs was only popular for car, traffic light and other lesser known technology. Nowadays it's become so much more widely used. I think that the future looks promising.
Since demand for LEDs is likely to increase steadily, and eventually the global recession will dissipate, adding to demand, it's hard to envision a near-term situation where LEDs drop that much in price. Do you think supply is ramping up that quickly?
i think that there will not be a hugh price change as companies will always add extra features in TVs to ask for higher prices for those features. It will be difficult to separate the lowering in cost due to LEDs.
It would be interesting to see how much impact LED TVs could make in bringing down the cost of LEDs in general. Could this initiate a land slide, lowering the threshold for several lighting vendors and general acceptability with the consumers?
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