No announcement yet.

Why cant I get a good display without $$$$$

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Why cant I get a good display without $$$$$

    LCD Screen Makers Plead Guilty in Price Fixing Case
    by Jeff Gamet, 9:20 AM EST, November 13th, 2008

    Sharp, LG, and Chunghwa Picture Tubes have all agreed to plead guilty to charges that they collaborated to fix the price of LCD displays. The companies agreed to pay US$585 million in fines for artificially raising the price of displays in products including Apple's iPod, according to the Wall Street Journal.

    Sharp was accused of involvement in three different price-fixing conspiracies where it sold LDC panels to Apple, Dell, and Motorola, LG and Chunghwa were accused of conspiring to set mutual LCD component prices.

    The companies were able to set artificially high prices, which ultimately were passed on to consumers. Assistant Attorney General Thomas O. Barnett said that the conspiracy "affected millions of American consumers who use computers, cellphones and numerous other household electronics every day."

    He added that LCD prices should come down now, leading to lower prices for consumers.

    Sharp representatives stated that the company "understands the gravity of this situation and will strengthen and thoroughly implement measures to prevent the recurrence of this kind of problem, and will earnestly work to regain the public's confidence."

    LG and Chunghwa have not commented on their plea.

    I'm assuming this effects even the small displays that we use.
    PDP1170/TRS80/Atari800XL/Amiga500/286/486/P2/P4/C2D/i7 still a newb (but an old newb, been doing this a while) working my way up to "Complete Newb"

  • #2
    Sweet, hopefully transreflective screens will go down in price now....


    • #3
      I doubt that will happen. There is no market for stand alone tiny screens. So they will always be overpriced.
      My Install


      • #4
        not necessarily... if we keep buying them, slowly the demand will rise and price will fall a tiny bit. But this could be just enough to open small touch screens up to developers and hobbyists for all sorts of purposes where small lcd touch screens were previously too expensive... this in turn raises demand again and prices fall again... <continue circle until dizzy>