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Samsung has announced it will scrap plasma TVs

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2y, 2m agoPosted 2 years, 2 months ago
They've followed Panasonic etc... (link in post #1).

Samsung is to stop producing plasma televisions (PDP TVs) by 30 November.

It said falling demand meant it would instead focus on producing curved and ultra-high-definition (UHD) TVs.

"We remain committed to providing consumers with products that meet their need," Samsung told the CNET website.

Panasonic, Sony, Hitachi and Pioneer have also pulled out of the sector in recent years. And, according to the Tech Radar website, LG is expected to follow suit soon.

Plasma screens, which use electrically charged ionised gases, are often applauded for their brightness, deep blacks, and high frame rates, considered ideal for watching sport and films.

But they tend to use more electricity and are considerably bulkier than the now more popular liquid-crystal display (LCD) and light-emitting diode (LED) TVs.

Stylish tellies
TrustedReviews website editor Evan Kypreos said: "It's not at all surprising that Samsung has dumped plasma.

"The main issue is that it's very tricky to make [UHD] plasmas, and [UHD] is the future of big TVs.

"While plasma is a lot better than LED/LCD TVs in terms of image quality, such as contrast ratio, and motion handling, it has a few drawbacks.

"Plasma TVs can't be made a thin as LEDs, for example. People like stylish tellies."

With the introduction of increasingly advanced organic LED TVs, which arguably have better black levels, brightness and colour gamut than plasmas, there was little reason to continue manufacturing plasma screens, Mr Kypreos said.

"Home-cinema connoisseurs will always have a soft spot for plasmas, but they have simply been technologically superseded," he said.
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#1
Samsung has announced it will scrap plasma TVs (BBC News article)

Edited By: Over The Knee on Jul 04, 2014 04:56: BBC changed title of article
#2
Oh.
#3
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#4
oO:(
1 Like #6
I'm glad I jumped in and got a Panasonic ZT65 plasma, a superb TV which knocks spots off any 4k led out there atm, even giving OLED screens a run for their money
1 Like #7

Your article is from November last year, yes it explains why but in this more recent shootout from the same website the plasma seems to have the edge

link

until they have perfected led/oled/4k why get rid of plasma?
#8
airfix

Your article is from November last year, yes it explains why but in this more recent shootout from the same website the plasma seems to have the edge

link

until they have perfected led/oled/4k why get rid of plasma?

These companies need to stay ahead of trends, they don't want to get lumbered with less popular or less viable technology. It takes a lot of development and research before a consumer model is ready for sale, they make decisions now which are really about units they're producing in a few years time. Plasma is not viable going forward, because of the factors mentioned in that link. Yes, Samsung decided to hold out for 6 months+ more than Panasonic but the reasons they are halting production are the same as in the article about Panasonic. I'm sure the production difficulties could be engineered out with enough investment but most people don't care enough between plasma and LCD to make it worthwhile. The energy efficiency is a massive problem for plasma going forward as well, it would take future technology kind of improvements to make them fulfil EU guidelines.
1 Like #9
airfix

Your article is from November last year, yes it explains why but in this more recent shootout from the same website the plasma seems to have the edge

link

until they have perfected led/oled/4k why get rid of plasma?

i know its crazy 4k isn't realistic for several years and even then it will only be disk not much of the uk will be able to achieve 4k broadcast even via net, so far i haven't seen any LED TV to match my £420 LG plasma on 1080p despite having friends spending £1500 plus on them.
1 Like #10
Domislice
airfix

Your article is from November last year, yes it explains why but in this more recent shootout from the same website the plasma seems to have the edge

link

until they have perfected led/oled/4k why get rid of plasma?

These companies need to stay ahead of trends, they don't want to get lumbered with less popular or less viable technology. It takes a lot of development and research before a consumer model is ready for sale, they make decisions now which are really about units they're producing in a few years time. Plasma is not viable going forward, because of the factors mentioned in that link. Yes, Samsung decided to hold out for 6 months+ more than Panasonic but the reasons they are halting production are the same as in the article about Panasonic. I'm sure the production difficulties could be engineered out with enough investment but most people don't care enough between plasma and LCD to make it worthwhile. The energy efficiency is a massive problem for plasma going forward as well, it would take future technology kind of improvements to make them fulfil EU guidelines.

I still don't see how people are happy with these led sets available now, I exchanged a 75 inch led for my 60 inch plasma due to banding issues, I mean I thought a TV was a 100% visual experience, why watch a crap picture?
2 Likes #11
airfix
I'm glad I jumped in and got a Panasonic ZT65 plasma, a superb TV which knocks spots off any 4k led out there atm, even giving OLED screens a run for their money

Arhh yes, the 2.5k TV :D
1 Like #12
airfix
Domislice
airfix

Your article is from November last year, yes it explains why but in this more recent shootout from the same website the plasma seems to have the edge

link

until they have perfected led/oled/4k why get rid of plasma?

These companies need to stay ahead of trends, they don't want to get lumbered with less popular or less viable technology. It takes a lot of development and research before a consumer model is ready for sale, they make decisions now which are really about units they're producing in a few years time. Plasma is not viable going forward, because of the factors mentioned in that link. Yes, Samsung decided to hold out for 6 months+ more than Panasonic but the reasons they are halting production are the same as in the article about Panasonic. I'm sure the production difficulties could be engineered out with enough investment but most people don't care enough between plasma and LCD to make it worthwhile. The energy efficiency is a massive problem for plasma going forward as well, it would take future technology kind of improvements to make them fulfil EU guidelines.

I still don't see how people are happy with these led sets available now, I exchanged a 75 inch led for my 60 inch plasma due to banding issues, I mean I thought a TV was a 100% visual experience, why watch a crap picture?

I totally agree that plasma is the superior technology for TV, in most ways. The decision to drop plasma technology is an economic one and not an idealistic one. Most people don't care enough between the two as they both do a decent job of being TVs and the technology issues with moving plasma forward are too much or a cost and a risk for manufacturers to bear. If plasma TVs never existed, would you say LCD TVs were awful TVs? I think the consensus would be that they were great.
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airfix
I'm glad I jumped in and got a Panasonic ZT65 plasma, a superb TV which knocks spots off any 4k led out there atm, even giving OLED screens a run for their money
Arhh yes, the 2.5k TV :D

Yes, that's the one andy, on launch though it was £4,000
1 Like #14
Domislice
airfix
Domislice
airfix

Your article is from November last year, yes it explains why but in this more recent shootout from the same website the plasma seems to have the edge

link

until they have perfected led/oled/4k why get rid of plasma?

These companies need to stay ahead of trends, they don't want to get lumbered with less popular or less viable technology. It takes a lot of development and research before a consumer model is ready for sale, they make decisions now which are really about units they're producing in a few years time. Plasma is not viable going forward, because of the factors mentioned in that link. Yes, Samsung decided to hold out for 6 months+ more than Panasonic but the reasons they are halting production are the same as in the article about Panasonic. I'm sure the production difficulties could be engineered out with enough investment but most people don't care enough between plasma and LCD to make it worthwhile. The energy efficiency is a massive problem for plasma going forward as well, it would take future technology kind of improvements to make them fulfil EU guidelines.

I still don't see how people are happy with these led sets available now, I exchanged a 75 inch led for my 60 inch plasma due to banding issues, I mean I thought a TV was a 100% visual experience, why watch a crap picture?

I totally agree that plasma is the superior technology for TV, in most ways. The decision to drop plasma technology is an economic one and not an idealistic one. Most people don't care enough between the two as they both do a decent job of being TVs and the technology issues with moving plasma forward are too much or a cost and a risk for manufacturers to bear. If plasma TVs never existed, would you say LCD TVs were awful TVs? I think the consensus would be that they were great.

Well I felt conned when I bought the 75 inch sammy, I would expect the technology to perform before offering it as a replacement for plasma
#15
airfix
Domislice
airfix
Domislice
airfix

Your article is from November last year, yes it explains why but in this more recent shootout from the same website the plasma seems to have the edge

link

until they have perfected led/oled/4k why get rid of plasma?

These companies need to stay ahead of trends, they don't want to get lumbered with less popular or less viable technology. It takes a lot of development and research before a consumer model is ready for sale, they make decisions now which are really about units they're producing in a few years time. Plasma is not viable going forward, because of the factors mentioned in that link. Yes, Samsung decided to hold out for 6 months+ more than Panasonic but the reasons they are halting production are the same as in the article about Panasonic. I'm sure the production difficulties could be engineered out with enough investment but most people don't care enough between plasma and LCD to make it worthwhile. The energy efficiency is a massive problem for plasma going forward as well, it would take future technology kind of improvements to make them fulfil EU guidelines.

I still don't see how people are happy with these led sets available now, I exchanged a 75 inch led for my 60 inch plasma due to banding issues, I mean I thought a TV was a 100% visual experience, why watch a crap picture?

I totally agree that plasma is the superior technology for TV, in most ways. The decision to drop plasma technology is an economic one and not an idealistic one. Most people don't care enough between the two as they both do a decent job of being TVs and the technology issues with moving plasma forward are too much or a cost and a risk for manufacturers to bear. If plasma TVs never existed, would you say LCD TVs were awful TVs? I think the consensus would be that they were great.

Well I felt conned when I bought the 75 inch sammy, I would expect the technology to perform before offering it as a replacement for plasma

The high end LCD sets are good generally, I have a Sony W905 series and it has a fantastic picture. Unfortunately for plasma the current performance of competing technologies isn't the only factor when determining which is the best to support into the future.
1 Like #16
Domislice
airfix
Domislice
airfix
Domislice
airfix

Your article is from November last year, yes it explains why but in this more recent shootout from the same website the plasma seems to have the edge

link

until they have perfected led/oled/4k why get rid of plasma?

These companies need to stay ahead of trends, they don't want to get lumbered with less popular or less viable technology. It takes a lot of development and research before a consumer model is ready for sale, they make decisions now which are really about units they're producing in a few years time. Plasma is not viable going forward, because of the factors mentioned in that link. Yes, Samsung decided to hold out for 6 months+ more than Panasonic but the reasons they are halting production are the same as in the article about Panasonic. I'm sure the production difficulties could be engineered out with enough investment but most people don't care enough between plasma and LCD to make it worthwhile. The energy efficiency is a massive problem for plasma going forward as well, it would take future technology kind of improvements to make them fulfil EU guidelines.

I still don't see how people are happy with these led sets available now, I exchanged a 75 inch led for my 60 inch plasma due to banding issues, I mean I thought a TV was a 100% visual experience, why watch a crap picture?

I totally agree that plasma is the superior technology for TV, in most ways. The decision to drop plasma technology is an economic one and not an idealistic one. Most people don't care enough between the two as they both do a decent job of being TVs and the technology issues with moving plasma forward are too much or a cost and a risk for manufacturers to bear. If plasma TVs never existed, would you say LCD TVs were awful TVs? I think the consensus would be that they were great.

Well I felt conned when I bought the 75 inch sammy, I would expect the technology to perform before offering it as a replacement for plasma

The high end LCD sets are good generally, I have a Sony W905 series and it has a fantastic picture. Unfortunately for plasma the current performance of competing technologies isn't the only factor when determining which is the best to support into the future.

I realize there is no such thing as a perfect TV, however some people see things and others don't, I have heard good things of the Sonys but until I check them out I can't comment.

The zt 65 is a dream really, fan noise was a slight issue but I made some deflectors which has solved that problem.
1 Like #17
airfix
Domislice
airfix

Your article is from November last year, yes it explains why but in this more recent shootout from the same website the plasma seems to have the edge

link

until they have perfected led/oled/4k why get rid of plasma?

These companies need to stay ahead of trends, they don't want to get lumbered with less popular or less viable technology. It takes a lot of development and research before a consumer model is ready for sale, they make decisions now which are really about units they're producing in a few years time. Plasma is not viable going forward, because of the factors mentioned in that link. Yes, Samsung decided to hold out for 6 months+ more than Panasonic but the reasons they are halting production are the same as in the article about Panasonic. I'm sure the production difficulties could be engineered out with enough investment but most people don't care enough between plasma and LCD to make it worthwhile. The energy efficiency is a massive problem for plasma going forward as well, it would take future technology kind of improvements to make them fulfil EU guidelines.

I still don't see how people are happy with these led sets available now, I exchanged a 75 inch led for my 60 inch plasma due to banding issues, I mean I thought a TV was a 100% visual experience, why watch a crap picture?


with you mate snapped up the panny palmsa st60 at xmas
1 Like #18
4k is the way. Saw curved the other day and hated it. Looks very strange and squashes pixels in weird angles
banned 2 Likes #19
Council estate houses passage ways and doors arnt that wide to accommodate such size tvs. Must of had to go in through the window of the 20 ft living room.
#20
airfix
I'm glad I jumped in and got a Panasonic ZT65 plasma, a superb TV which knocks spots off any 4k led out there atm, even giving OLED screens a run for their money
Because you've compared your TV to 4K and OLED TV's side by side, right?
1 Like #21
maxim24
Council estate houses passage ways and doors arnt that wide to accommodate such size tvs. Must of had to go in through the window of the 20 ft living room.

I have no idea of the dimensions of your passage or back door, maybe elton has as he likes your comment, our house is a self build to accommodate large screens, stop being so backward thinking.
banned 1 Like #22
airfix
maxim24
Council estate houses passage ways and doors arnt that wide to accommodate such size tvs. Must of had to go in through the window of the 20 ft living room.

I have no idea of the dimensions of your passage or back door, maybe elton has as he likes your comment, our house is a self build to accommodate large screens, stop being so backward thinking.

I have liked your comment. This now means I know the dimensions of 'your passage and back door'.

You're lying about the rest :)

Who's being 'backward thinking' now.

Legos are also self build.
2 Likes #23
airfix
I'm glad I jumped in and got a Panasonic ZT65 plasma, a superb TV which knocks spots off any 4k led out there atm, even giving OLED screens a run for their money

I wouldn't go that far, airfix.

OLED is better than plasma and also have you seen Panasonic's top end 4K TV? Trust me, it is a beauty. I'd happily give up my Panny plasma for it if 4K content was actually widely available.
#24
maxim24
airfix
maxim24
Council estate houses passage ways and doors arnt that wide to accommodate such size tvs. Must of had to go in through the window of the 20 ft living room.

I have no idea of the dimensions of your passage or back door, maybe elton has as he likes your comment, our house is a self build to accommodate large screens, stop being so backward thinking.

I have liked your comment. This now means I know the dimensions of 'your passage and back door'.

You're lying about the rest :)

Who's being 'backward thinking' now.

Legos are also self build.

Well I could invite you around for coffee but that seems a bit too trendy on here now! X)

Even for a caveman like you, lol.
banned 1 Like #25
airfix
maxim24
airfix
maxim24
Council estate houses passage ways and doors arnt that wide to accommodate such size tvs. Must of had to go in through the window of the 20 ft living room.

I have no idea of the dimensions of your passage or back door, maybe elton has as he likes your comment, our house is a self build to accommodate large screens, stop being so backward thinking.

I have liked your comment. This now means I know the dimensions of 'your passage and back door'.

You're lying about the rest :)

Who's being 'backward thinking' now.

Legos are also self build.

Well I could invite you around for coffee but that seems a bit too trendy on here now! X)

Even for a caveman like you, lol.

I think you're mad because you bought obsolete technology. Now you're having to justify it to the world. How insecure.
banned#26
http://www.steelmasterusa.com/assets/products/5123/prefab-building-with-white-door__large.jpg
banned 1 Like #27
maxim24
airfix
maxim24
airfix
maxim24
Council estate houses passage ways and doors arnt that wide to accommodate such size tvs. Must of had to go in through the window of the 20 ft living room.

I have no idea of the dimensions of your passage or back door, maybe elton has as he likes your comment, our house is a self build to accommodate large screens, stop being so backward thinking.

I have liked your comment. This now means I know the dimensions of 'your passage and back door'.

You're lying about the rest :)

Who's being 'backward thinking' now.

Legos are also self build.

Well I could invite you around for coffee but that seems a bit too trendy on here now! X)

Even for a caveman like you, lol.

I think you're mad because you bought obsolete technology. Now you're having to justify it to the world. How insecure.

LOL so true
#28
maxim24
airfix
maxim24
airfix
maxim24
Council estate houses passage ways and doors arnt that wide to accommodate such size tvs. Must of had to go in through the window of the 20 ft living room.

I have no idea of the dimensions of your passage or back door, maybe elton has as he likes your comment, our house is a self build to accommodate large screens, stop being so backward thinking.

I have liked your comment. This now means I know the dimensions of 'your passage and back door'.

You're lying about the rest :)

Who's being 'backward thinking' now.

Legos are also self build.

Well I could invite you around for coffee but that seems a bit too trendy on here now! X)

Even for a caveman like you, lol.

I think you're mad because you bought obsolete technology. Now you're having to justify it to the world. How insecure.

So you see this place as your world now? How sad for you. :(
#29
Elton Chong
maxim24
airfix
maxim24
airfix
maxim24
Council estate houses passage ways and doors arnt that wide to accommodate such size tvs. Must of had to go in through the window of the 20 ft living room.

I have no idea of the dimensions of your passage or back door, maybe elton has as he likes your comment, our house is a self build to accommodate large screens, stop being so backward thinking.

I have liked your comment. This now means I know the dimensions of 'your passage and back door'.

You're lying about the rest :)

Who's being 'backward thinking' now.

Legos are also self build.

Well I could invite you around for coffee but that seems a bit too trendy on here now! X)

Even for a caveman like you, lol.

I think you're mad because you bought obsolete technology. Now you're having to justify it to the world. How insecure.

LOL so true

I thought you left this site a couple of months back, now it's like a dating site for you?
banned#30
airfix
Elton Chong
maxim24
airfix
maxim24
airfix
maxim24
Council estate houses passage ways and doors arnt that wide to accommodate such size tvs. Must of had to go in through the window of the 20 ft living room.

I have no idea of the dimensions of your passage or back door, maybe elton has as he likes your comment, our house is a self build to accommodate large screens, stop being so backward thinking.

I have liked your comment. This now means I know the dimensions of 'your passage and back door'.

You're lying about the rest :)

Who's being 'backward thinking' now.

Legos are also self build.

Well I could invite you around for coffee but that seems a bit too trendy on here now! X)

Even for a caveman like you, lol.

I think you're mad because you bought obsolete technology. Now you're having to justify it to the world. How insecure.

LOL so true

I thought you left this site a couple of months back, now it's like a dating site for you?

You will leave here before i do.
#31
Elton Chong
airfix
Elton Chong
maxim24
airfix
maxim24
airfix
maxim24
Council estate houses passage ways and doors arnt that wide to accommodate such size tvs. Must of had to go in through the window of the 20 ft living room.

I have no idea of the dimensions of your passage or back door, maybe elton has as he likes your comment, our house is a self build to accommodate large screens, stop being so backward thinking.

I have liked your comment. This now means I know the dimensions of 'your passage and back door'.

You're lying about the rest :)

Who's being 'backward thinking' now.

Legos are also self build.

Well I could invite you around for coffee but that seems a bit too trendy on here now! X)

Even for a caveman like you, lol.

I think you're mad because you bought obsolete technology. Now you're having to justify it to the world. How insecure.

LOL so true

I thought you left this site a couple of months back, now it's like a dating site for you?

You will leave here before i do.

No thanks, I like it too much. Good night.
banned#32
Elton Chong
http://www.steelmasterusa.com/assets/products/5123/prefab-building-with-white-door__large.jpg

Fine piece of lego. Looks like its made of of factory reject pieces.


That were stolen during the riots.
banned#33
Elton Chong
maxim24
Elton Chong
http://www.steelmasterusa.com/assets/products/5123/prefab-building-with-white-door__large.jpg

Fine piece of lego. Looks like its made of of factory reject pieces.


That were stolen during the riots.

I can just imagine a crap house like that, flashed up inside to look like the QE2.

Must be where the staff quarters are, on the lower decks.

But I think a comparison to P&O stena to calais for cheap white lightening might be in order. The bog is a frosty jacks lower deck cabin.
1 Like #34
airfix


Your article is from November last year, yes it explains why but in this more recent shootout from the same website the plasma seems to have the edge

link

until they have perfected led/oled/4k why get rid of plasma?

Same reason we have 4G, sheeps that believe marketing blurb.

It said falling demand meant it would instead focus on producing curved and ultra-high-definition (UHD) TVs.

"We remain committed to providing consumers with products that meet their need," Samsung told the CNET website.


Need? Nah. Nobody 'needs UHD or poxy curved screens, but the market is driven by sheeps etc etc.....
banned#35
Shengis
airfix

Your article is from November last year, yes it explains why but in this more recent shootout from the same website the plasma seems to have the edge

link

until they have perfected led/oled/4k why get rid of plasma?
Same reason we have 4G, sheeps that believe marketing blurb.

It said falling demand meant it would instead focus on producing curved and ultra-high-definition (UHD) TVs.

"We remain committed to providing consumers with products that meet their need," Samsung told the CNET website.

Need? Nah. Nobody 'needs UHD or poxy curved screens, but the market is driven by sheeps etc etc.....


Sound the alarms - Luddite detected!!
1 Like #36
Shengis
airfix


Your article is from November last year, yes it explains why but in this more recent shootout from the same website the plasma seems to have the edge

link

until they have perfected led/oled/4k why get rid of plasma?

Same reason we have 4G, sheeps that believe marketing blurb.

It said falling demand meant it would instead focus on producing curved and ultra-high-definition (UHD) TVs.

"We remain committed to providing consumers with products that meet their need," Samsung told the CNET website.


Need? Nah. Nobody 'needs UHD or poxy curved screens, but the market is driven by sheeps etc etc.....



I'd like a bigger more defined one but not so much the curve.
banned 1 Like #37
dontasciime
Shengis
airfix

Your article is from November last year, yes it explains why but in this more recent shootout from the same website the plasma seems to have the edge

link

until they have perfected led/oled/4k why get rid of plasma?
Same reason we have 4G, sheeps that believe marketing blurb.

It said falling demand meant it would instead focus on producing curved and ultra-high-definition (UHD) TVs.

"We remain committed to providing consumers with products that meet their need," Samsung told the CNET website.

Need? Nah. Nobody 'needs UHD or poxy curved screens, but the market is driven by sheeps etc etc.....


I'd like a bigger more defined one but not so much the curve.

http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/e6/b0/5d/e6b05d84aa03333b6935b6076aa7dfcf.jpg
1 Like #38
KillFelix
Shengis
airfix


Your article is from November last year, yes it explains why but in this more recent shootout from the same website the plasma seems to have the edge

link

until they have perfected led/oled/4k why get rid of plasma?

Same reason we have 4G, sheeps that believe marketing blurb.

It said falling demand meant it would instead focus on producing curved and ultra-high-definition (UHD) TVs.

"We remain committed to providing consumers with products that meet their need," Samsung told the CNET website.


Need? Nah. Nobody 'needs UHD or poxy curved screens, but the market is driven by sheeps etc etc.....



Sound the alarms - Luddite detected!!

X)

Curved screens, marketing con.
UHD.... Well what can I say. I guess if you are in a position that you have to sit close to the screen it would be good. Not for me though as.....

I don't live in a council flat X)
banned#39
Shengis
KillFelix
Shengis
airfix

Your article is from November last year, yes it explains why but in this more recent shootout from the same website the plasma seems to have the edge

link

until they have perfected led/oled/4k why get rid of plasma?
Same reason we have 4G, sheeps that believe marketing blurb.

It said falling demand meant it would instead focus on producing curved and ultra-high-definition (UHD) TVs.

"We remain committed to providing consumers with products that meet their need," Samsung told the CNET website.

Need? Nah. Nobody 'needs UHD or poxy curved screens, but the market is driven by sheeps etc etc.....


Sound the alarms - Luddite detected!!
X)

Curved screens, marketing con.
UHD.... Well what can I say. I guess if you are in a position that you have to sit close to the screen it would be good. Not for me though as.....

I don't live in a council flat X)

Yeah I agree with the curved screen malarkey - I mean they spent a decade flattening them out only to curve them again haha. I can relate to a curved cinema screen but on TV's with the sizes that they are it's next to pointless.

UHD is a bit different as it's the next step upwards and will likely go hand in hand with HFR too (High frame rate, 50~60fps). No one needs it but people will like it, like no one technically needs colour TV, central heating, internet, a tablet etc. but it's just one step "better" than we had before.

I'll be digging my fingers into 4K when OLED hits a reasonable price, until then I'll stick with my 47" 1080p LED.

Edited By: KillFelix on Jul 05, 2014 12:46
#40
KillFelix
Shengis
KillFelix
Shengis
airfix

Your article is from November last year, yes it explains why but in this more recent shootout from the same website the plasma seems to have the edge

link

until they have perfected led/oled/4k why get rid of plasma?
Same reason we have 4G, sheeps that believe marketing blurb.

It said falling demand meant it would instead focus on producing curved and ultra-high-definition (UHD) TVs.

"We remain committed to providing consumers with products that meet their need," Samsung told the CNET website.

Need? Nah. Nobody 'needs UHD or poxy curved screens, but the market is driven by sheeps etc etc.....


Sound the alarms - Luddite detected!!
X)

Curved screens, marketing con.
UHD.... Well what can I say. I guess if you are in a position that you have to sit close to the screen it would be good. Not for me though as.....

I don't live in a council flat X)

Yeah I agree with the curved screen malarkey - I mean they spent a decade flattening them out only to curve them again haha. I can relate to a curved cinema screen but on TV's with the sizes that they are it's next to pointless.

UHD is a bit different as it's the next step upwards and will likely go hand in hand with HFR too (High frame rate, 50~60fps). No one needs it but people will like it, like no one technically needs colour TV, central heating, internet, a tablet etc. but it's just one step "better" than we had before.

I'll be digging my fingers into 4K when OLED hits a reasonable price, until then I'll stick with my 47" 1080p LED.

Why are people not talking about the actual picture quality on LED screens? Yes curved is funky and uhd more detailed but what about screen uniformity? Banding and clouding.

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