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  (Source: LG Electronics)
South Korean firm beats Samsung to market, fulfills long-standing promise

Sources: LG Electronics, Bloomberg

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RE: specs and tradeoff
By hubb1e on 1/2/2013 6:38:43 PM , Rating: 3
They do care about panel life. For many of these early adopters they have elaborate systems that takes an AV guy to set up and modify. If the panel goes dead in 5 years that means the AV guy needs to come back in and redo the whole system that might be built into a cabinet or comes down from the ceiling. That's not ok.

RE: specs and tradeoff
By Yongsta on 1/3/2013 12:54:05 PM , Rating: 2
For someone who can drop 10 G's on this, 5 years down the line they will already have a new upgrade built as that will be a drop in the bucket.

RE: specs and tradeoff
By ipay on 1/6/2013 10:04:12 AM , Rating: 2
Yes they will drop 10K on this to be "The Wheel", El Importante.

But when it comes to paying the "AV Guy", a "Professional Calibrator" they want to pay cheap, and not often; to obtain results that they are unable to distigush from a Expert Calibration (thus driving the need to pay cheap for "work" but not "material things").

OTOH it is up to the Manufacturers to introduce NEW Technology to force the Rich to "Keep up with the Joneses" and maintain Status, and force US (the Common Masses) to upgrade our now aging technology.

It is up to the Joneses to confront The Wheel about their Calibration, when they show off their new baby, and explain that they threw out their money on substandard work; that the Joneses purported 'substandard' Set, with superior Calibration, still bests them.

It then becomes a three way Race (that we, the 4th Person, will win) between the Manufacturer to make better and more efficiently (bigger, cheaper, or both), El Importante to hire a better Calibrator, and the Joneses to simply wait a few months, buy the NEWest and send the 'old' one to the Kids room (or an outbuilding).

It is a new take on "The Tortoise and the Hare", us being the Tortoise and those with the big Carots (the Heirs) to pay've the way. ;)

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