LED LCD TVs
While most companies are experiencing the economic crunch amidst heavy discounts and thinning profit margins some are looking forward and beyond the situation are looking for ways on how to offset their losses.
Apparently, many flat screen tv makers are banking on the newer LED LCD TVs to get them through the current dip and perhaps take advantage of the predicted boom in this new LCD technology.
A Reuter’s report on this indicate a time frame:
“Going forward, the entire market will shift to LED. LED is the best television technology made available so far,” Sue Shim, Samsung’s senior vice president in charge of visual display sales and marketing, told the Reuters Global Technology Summit this week.
Research firm iSuppli forecast LCD TV LED revenue will soar nearly nine times to $1.4 billion in 2012 from $163 million in 2009. Globally, LEDs are being increasingly used in a wide array of applications including lighting, notebooks, mobile phones and televisions.
“One of our consumer surveys showed 78 percent of them were willing to pay up to 50 percent premium,” said Shim of Samsung.
Why are LEDs becoming popular? This may be due to the fact that LED LCD TVs are more energy efficient and are capable of saving up to 40% power. This is perfect for the increasing number of people who are looking to greener living.
The most obvious stumbling block for this thing to take off is the price as LEDs usually cost up to 50% more compared to conventional CCFL LCD TVs. But the consensus is that these will be overcome in the years to come as production prices go down and as more and more competition comes into the picture.
My next probably flat screen TV purchase would probably be one of these babies. Is it the thinnest LG LED LCD TV that I talked about in my previous post? Only time will tell.
In the mean time, I will hold on to my Polaroid lcd tv repair course survivor. hehe.
This news made me an LG fan.
LG Electronics just recently announced that they have come up with a 5.9 mm thick LCD to beat the 7 mm previous record by JVC with a 32″ LCD TV. These things are getting thinner and thinner!
How do they do it? Well, they incorporate LED lighting into the design. Instead of the usual CCFL backlighting, these sexy things utilize light-emitting diodes or commonly known as LEDs as backlight.
LG is not releasing these things out to the market yet though. The LED TV types still has a long way to go in the wallet-friendliness department and they will be very expensive if they come out right now.
How is the picture quality in these thin LCD TVs? It seems no one has any ideas yet. This news site is putting a little doubt on the picture quality side as no one has really seen actual working samples of these TVs.
I predict that they would probably be really good but I will have to see a real sample to come up with a final verdict.
Wow. A couple of score of years ago or so, televisions were like huge house furniture. Now we can literally hang them on walls! This thin lg lcd tv is just about 13.4 lbs which is way lighter than my dog (i could probably play catch with my dog with this tv).
Oh. Did I mention that this thin LG LCD TV is HD?
The Girl and the New Flat Screen TV (This always works). The TV's so thin I didn't even see it's there!
Image courtesy of PCWorld.
Here’s another goody goody from Sony who just launched another cutting-edge LCD HD TV called the Sony Bravia WE5. It is touted to be the world’s first TV using the micro-tubular Hot Cathode Fluorescent Lamp (HCFL) backlight that enables it to save more than 50% in terms of power consumption.
Other energy saving features include the intelligent Presence Sensor which detects whether the viewer has left the room. If he has, the Sony Bravia WE5 powers down further by switching off the picture but maintaining the sounds. This is a pretty clever feature which we could all have used all this time.
Further, since using flat screen TVs as computer monitors is becoming more and more popular, this Bravia model also has a power down feature when it stopps receiving a signal from the computer for a certain amount of time! Neat.
And finally, here’s the kicker— the StandBy mode consumes no power!!! It actually turns itself off but saves the state it is in so that when you turn it back on, you can proceed right where you left off. Pretty handy while watching those online movies or those DVDs. They finally found a way to use flash based technology in our televisions!
This feature is much like the hibernate mode of the Windows OS where you can turn your PC or laptop off while in the middle of doing something but you can continue right where you left off upon turning it back on! I think this feature is pretty cool!
This Bravia model is actually part of a line of Bravias that have been Eco-labeled by the EU. I guess this is the industry’s answer to the EU’s challenge of creating more energy efficient LCD and Plasma TVs or else they will push for the phasing out of the plasma TV.
Other eco-labeled Bravia models: » BRAVIA W5500, BRAVIA E5500, BRAVIA V5500, BRAVIA™ S5500