It would seem that it's now all but over for plasma as a mainstream TV market, after LG confirmed that it will be calling time on the production of plasma display panels with effect from 30th November.

The news that LG is ending plasma TV production will come as little surprise, with the initial hints first emerging in August. But, for the first time, we now have an actual date for the company's exit.

According to Korea-based etnews, the decision was ratified at LG Electronics' board meeting this week and confirmed in documents submitted to the country's Financial Supervisory Service.

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LG is focusing its attention on curved 4K Ultra HD OLED sets

Hugo Shin, LG's product communications director for home entertainment, explained to What Hi-Fi? just this month [October] that a key factor in the move was the drop in component availability.

For LG, the future of TV is more orientated towards OLED and 4K Ultra HD technologies – with its first 4K OLED sets due to arrive in the UK in November; almost a symbolic televisual overlap.

And we could also be seeing the first flexible OLED screens hitting the shelves next year; further indication (should you need it) that LG – like Panasonic and Samsung – see no future for plasma.

MORE: OLED, 8K, 4K TV – the future of TV

 

[via etnews]

Comments

relocated's picture

And then there were none [?]

And then there were none [?]

gel's picture

Looks like it.

Looks like it.

Sliced Bread's picture

Shame.

Shame.

Well, at least until OLED becomes more down a price a bit more.

gel's picture

And size.

And size.

relocated's picture

There's one hell of an echo

There's one hell of an echo in here.

Edit:  There it is again.  Smile

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