[opendtv] Re: Barriers eroding to LCD TV adoption

  • From: "John Golitsis" <john@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2004 11:11:06 -0400

On the same scale, how can manufacturing a 27" LCD panel possibly cost more
than manufacturing a 27" CRT?

"Convergence".  Gee, I haven't heard anyone use that word in years!  I think
it died at about the same time as the term "New Media"  ;)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Craig Birkmaier" <craig@xxxxxxxxx>
> The issue with TVs is simply one of economics. The average price of a
> TV is sill well below $500. It will take years for LCD panels to be
> price competitive, especially for the smaller screens that will be
> found in bedrooms, etc.
> The only way this can change is if there is a shift in perception
> about the value of a new display. If  new applications emerge that
> take advantage of the benefits of LCD displays, the masses might
> spend a bit more for a digital media appliance to replace an existing
> TV.  This is where "convergence" could have an impact.

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