Craig Birkmaier wrote: > For a panel this size, you need 2 Mpixel resolution, > if it is to be viewed at about 3 picture heights. > > Now try answering these questions Bert. > > 1. Since one substrate can be used to produce four > panels in the 40-60 inch range or one 102 inch panel, > what percentage of panels do you think will be the > big ones? Thanks for the slow pitches. Higher and higher percentage, as the price of each substrate comes down. Higher and higher percentage, as other production techniques are developed. And this assumes I even agree that 1080 is only useful for such large sizes. Since I haven't personally done a comparison of 720p vs 1080i or 1080p at sizes of 50" or greater, nor have I seen objective test results to answer the specific question, I just won't commit to a religious dogma. By the way, in my search for a Christmas toy, I saw some amazingly nice LCD 40" rear projection sets for just over $2000. This is pretty incredible, and surely the harbinger of a trend. I couldn't believe the price comparison between these huge sets and the still rather expensive direct view LCDs. Care to guess what 50" and 60" rear projection LCDs will cost one or two years from now? > 2. How much do you think a 102 inch panel will cost? Is this one of those arguments that is only valid for the next year or two? > 3. What percentage of the 102 inch panels will be > sold for consumer home entertainment applications > versus business and special venue display > applications? Again you're obsessing over optimizing to a particular display. These media are supposed to be compatible with *all* consumer products. Not just the cheaper ones. The sets on which the software is played will vary according to the buyer's wallet. Same goes with broadcast signals. You don't optimize to one receiver type. You provide the best signal possible given the channel capacity constraints. Bert ---------------------------------------------------------------------- You can UNSUBSCRIBE from the OpenDTV list in two ways: - Using the UNSUBSCRIBE command in your user configuration settings at FreeLists.org - By sending a message to: opendtv-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word unsubscribe in the subject line.