[opendtv] Re: Barriers eroding to LCD TV adoption

  • From: "John Golitsis" <john@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2004 10:28:55 -0400

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Craig Birkmaier" <craig@xxxxxxxxx>

> At 11:11 AM -0400 7/1/04, John Golitsis wrote:
> >On the same scale, how can manufacturing a 27" LCD panel possibly cost
> >than manufacturing a 27" CRT?
> The manufacturing process for LCD displays is considerably more
> complex than for CRT displays, and the cost to build the
> manufacturing plat is much higher. We are talking about the
> difference between manufacturing light bulbs versus large complex
> integrated "chips."

I said "on the same scale".  If the infrastructure is *in place* to turn out
as many LCD panels as CRTs, is the actual cost of producing an LCD panel
more than a CRT?  My guess is it's less.  Possibly a lot less.

> >"Convergence".  Gee, I haven't heard anyone use that word in years!  I
> >it died at about the same time as the term "New Media"  ;)
> It never died...
> It just was delayed, as we have documented for more than seven years
> on this list.

"New Media" didn't die either.  Using sexy words to overhype something does
not a market (or product) make.

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