is almost ready to open its new 8th generation LCD planet but is
working on a plan to compete with plasmas. We all know that plasmas are
the ruling king of large flat panels
due to their picture quality but also, price. Sharp seems to know this
as well. They were recently quoted saying that they ether need to find
a way to produce a quality product cheaper, or just give up and go for
the high end market.
We're wondering if this is a sign of the
times. LCDs are struggling to gain a foothold in the home theater
market, but with Sony aggressively pushing them, they could improve
their market share. Plasmas just produce such a better black level and
therefore, a better color balance. They have such a hard question in
front of them. Do they drop their quality to compete or just get out of
the race all together? I am sure that many of us can remember when
everyone said that LCDs would replace plasmas. SED
might but that is another post altogether.
Well, we might have even cheaper LCDs this Christmas then we thought.