Sony, Panasonic call off OLED TV JV

Citing technical challenges in improving panel durability and lowering production costs, Sony (SNE -1.7%) and Panasonic (PCRFF) are ending an OLED TV panel JV, and will focus on creating 4K/UltraHD LCD panels. OLED materials/technology provider Universal Display (OLED -0.4%) is off moderately.

Samsung and LG remain committed to creating OLED TV panels and sets; the companies settled a bitter LCD/OLED IP dispute in September, and have independently launched OLED sets. However, their price tags make them a niche product for now.

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  • Esekla
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    This is actually great news for Universal Display, as discussed here:

    24 Dec 2013, 01:28 PM Reply Like
  • Giul Xainx
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    When it comes down to comparisons from consumers I really do not see much of a difference between OLED, LCD, or Plasma screens as much anymore. It used to be a clear difference when you would set up the display from the settings menu in the TV. But my new problem with OLED is the white bleeds out any blacks and makes the screen look too bright. Going back to LCD is a safe choice.
    24 Dec 2013, 02:15 PM Reply Like
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