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Buy LCD now or keep my CRT and wait for OLED to come out?

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Last response: in Computer Peripherals
February 10, 2009 8:02:21 AM

I heard OLED will come out in 2009 which is now and it has very strange native res so should i wait and keep my CRT till oled comes out and becomes cheaper or i buy LCD now?

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February 10, 2009 4:20:06 PM

OLED will be ridiculously expensive if it comes to market as a PC desktop product in any reasonable strength. Now if you're willing to spend $1000+ on a very nice monitor at the end of the year, then _maybe_ hold out till then.

If you still have a CRT now chances are you are NOT an enthusiast and therefore not into spending that much money on your PC components. I'd recommend getting yourself into a 24" LCD with decent stats. (1920x1200, low refresh rate) Perhaps a Samsung or a Dell would suit you nicely. I think they are around $450 now, but maybe you can find a deal.
February 11, 2009 1:43:58 AM

An inexpensive OLED monitor of any size will be a pipe dream for the first few years after it is released.
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February 11, 2009 5:12:17 PM

OK, i heard production costs are not expensive, why would they sell them high prices at later in this year.
February 12, 2009 6:55:20 AM

Because production costs are expensive?

Honestly - it's a brand new technology - if it were cheap, do you really think that the only one on the market would be an 11 inch for $2500?
February 12, 2009 3:21:07 PM

I know it is new technology but it costs even less when you got all materials you need and you make it yourself.
February 12, 2009 4:25:39 PM

How do you propose making an OLED yourself?
February 12, 2009 6:45:21 PM

Its not all the production costs that keep prices high. They have to make up that R&D cost somewhere as well. And until all the major manufacturers have the technology, the price will be prohibitively high.
February 23, 2009 9:32:43 AM

oh lol @CJI i can make anything.