Plasmas giving way to LCD technology at CES 2008

Summary:It seems like where ever you go at CES 2008, LCD technology dominates the show floor on everything from tiny 1" LCD photo chains to massive 108" LCD HDTVs. I checked with China-based Konka (OEM as Insignia at Best Buy) and they have given up on Plasma technology and are focusing exclusively on LCD.

It seems like where ever you go at CES 2008, LCD technology dominates the show floor on everything from tiny 1" LCD photo chains to massive 108" LCD HDTVs. I checked with China-based Konka (OEM as Insignia at Best Buy) and they have given up on Plasma technology and are focusing exclusively on LCD. Their 46" 1080p LCD HDTV will cost distributors around $800 so the prices continue to plummet.

Meanwhile, Plasma technology is being pushed in to the ultra high-end with exotic beasts like the Panasonic 150" Plasma 4000x2000 pixel display. As LCDs increase in size, plasma displays will continue to lose ground in the 40 to 56 inch mainstream arena. Since plasma displays are power hogs, that might be a good thing.

Topics: Hardware, China

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