Samsung – OLED TV Future Not Looking Good

Less than positive OLED TV news from Samsung last week.

“South Korea’s Samsung will not bring OLED TVs to market anytime soon, says the company’s Vice President in the Flat Panel Development division, HS Kim. The technology is currently considered too expensive, and customers would not pay the premium, as OLED sets would cost 10 times as much as equivalent LCD or plasma HDTVs, Kim says. As such, Samsung will hold off on releasing OLED TVs until the cost of the technology comes down to a level customers are willing to pay.”

I should be interesting to see what Sony does next year as they had announced that their 27″ OLED TV, the XEL-2 (?) should be available in 2009.

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