The everpresent MG has some reasonable words regarding this quote by Samsung’s Chris Moseley:
TVs are ultimately about picture quality. Ultimately. How smart they are…great, but let’s face it that’s a secondary consideration. The ultimate is about picture quality and there is no way that anyone, new or old, can come along this year or next year and beat us on picture quality.
but an even more immediate example comes to mind: have you watched a streaming Netflix movie recently? My internet connection is no slouch and it looks terrible. But, I watch it because of the content and because it’s still easier / cheaper / faster / more convenient than driving to the store and buying the Bluray. Same with Youtube, granted in a different capacity. But we put up with some pretty abhorrent quality given the ability that’s already there (compressed 640×480 videos stretched to a 1920×1280 screen? Really? Because we can’t wait for buffering…)
So picture quality: Pfft. Convenience. Ease. Now.
And if Samsung doesn’t pick up on that quick they’ll go the same way Kodak did recently – trampled by their own failure to move.
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