As TV Makers Exit Plasma, Can They Make Up For It With LCD?


By Ken Park DisplaySearch The recent announcement by Samsung SDI that it will end plasma display panel (PDP) manufacturing this year also speculated that LG Electronics will shut its PDP business due to low demand, which would leave COC (Changhong) as the sole remaining plasma TV manufacturer. Earlier this year, NPD DisplaySearch predicted the demise […]

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What Can Be Learned From Panasonic’s Exit from Plasma?


By Paul Gray DisplaySearch Panasonic’s final announcement of its exit from plasma display manufacturing signals the end of the road for the technology. It is worth reflecting on some conclusions: When Panasonic started its plasma business, it was by no means clear that large (say 40”+) LCD displays would be viable. There were a number […]

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OK, Now Plasma Really Is Dead


Panasonic will be announcing the death of plasma later this month as it plans to wind down its plasma panel production in March of 2014. Panasonic, the world’s largest manufacturer of plasma displays, will cease production because the consumer group just can’t sell enough plasma to make it price competitive (or profitable enough) against LCD-based […]

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Global Display Market worth $164.24 Billion by 2017


According to a new market research report, Global Display Market (2012 – 2017) published by MarketsandMarkets, the total global display market is expected to reach $164.24 billion by 2017, at a CAGR of 3.1 percent from 2012 to 2017. The global display market encompasses many technologies: E-ink, OLED, TFT-LCD, LED-LCD, LED, DLP, LCoS, and Plasma. […]

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Projector Or Flat Panel?


It’s the age-old question your clients ask you: “Should I get a flat panel or a projector?” But as they say, your mileage may vary. The basic answer is obviously, “It depends,” and that’s when you actually have to put on your thinking cap. This isn’t a Tastes Great/Less Filling argument, but there are pros […]

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LCD Prices Fall Below Plasma in 40″-44″ HDTV Segment in July

Pacific Media is reporting that in July, LCDs larger than 30 inches in size were actually less expensive in overall street prices than plasmas. That month, the average street price for 40″ to 44″ LCD flat panel televisions and business displays in North America dropped below those for high-definition plasma displays for the first time […]

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New Panasonic Plasmas

Panasonic introduced the 9 Series plasmas at InfoComm. Performance improvements incude higher video capabilities, greater flexibility and a thin, 15-percent lighter design. The new series includes three high definition panels 50” TH-50PH9UK, 42” TH-42PH9UK, and 37” TH-37PH9UK and the standard definition 42” TH-42PS9UK. The 9-Series uses 16-bit processing, and is specified at 10,000:1 contrast level. […]

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