Originally Posted by schan1269
OLED works exactly like plasma does...in a sense.
The "market confusion" will be LCD(cause you know with Samsung marketing...) killed off plasma when OLED came along(cause Samsung will probably correlate LCD->LED->OLED)...
OLED will replace plasma as a better method(and lighter/energy efficient) of producing a picture in exactly the same way...(ie, each pixel creates its own color and backlight)
OLED will kill LCD as being overall superior.
By the way...
I've been predicting the death of LCD before plasma...
When OLED first arrives, the cost is going to be exorbitant. Plasma can still get cheaper(and bigger). I do foresee 50" being the "small" plasma in another year. With 70" and 80" on the horizon...squeezing out LCD.
OLED has arrived and the cost is very high but then so was plasma when first launched, as far as what is type of television sells, well here in the UK and i believe the rest of the world, LCD is outselling plasma by substantial amounts, this is mostly due to LCD's superior brightness, in shop displays an LCD can look stunning while the plasma can look dim under heavy shop lighting, i also think most people are sold on LCD's which are displayed in torch mode in shops, i don't think people know that LCD marketed as full HD 1080p actually produces around 300-400 lines in motion, you need to turn on the interpolation modes to get 1080p, plasma does around 800-900 lines naturally, LCD does have some advantages if you like 3D since it can go brighter, no television is perfect though, each technology has issues, even OLED will have issues.
Home cinema fans will buy plasma, the average person will not, LCD outsells plasma by a good margin, i think i read it was 80% or 90% for LCD.
Here is some news on the issues OLED is having.
Here is the article about plasma's market share, it is very low.