Can Ultra-Premium Flat Panels Succeed?
In addition to exceptional picture quality, both TVs have something else in commona very hefty price tag. The PRO-60X5FD lists for $6000, while the 70-inch version is a whopping $8500. (The 60-inch PRO-141FD was $7000 in 2009.) In my opinion, such high prices lead to the demise of the Kuro, because a best-possible-performance, cost-no-object flat panel is unsustainable in today'sor even yesteryear'seconomic climate. So I'm concerned that the new Sharp Elite TVs will suffer the same fate as the Kuro.
Do you think ultra-performance, ultra-expensive flat panels can succeed in today's marketplace? Or are they simply too expensive to manufacture and sell in quantities large enough to make business sense?
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