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Samsung Throws in The Towel on Plasma TV Production



/ 2 years ago

Electronics manufacturer Samsung is the latest television maker to throw in the towel on the plasma market, announcing that production will end on November 30.

Following the shift away from plasma, the Korean company will focus on 4K ultra-HDTVs and newer technologies – demand for plasma TVs has waned in recent years.

Plasma TVs had large screen sizes and garnered consumer interest, but began to struggle around 2006, when slimmer, better quality LED and LCD screens started to take over.

Here is what Samsung noted in a statement:

“We plan to continue our PDP TV business until the end of this year, due to changes in market demands.  We remain committed to providing consumer with products that meet their needs, and will increase our focus on growth opportunities in UHD TVs and Curved TVs.”

Panasonic also bowed out of the plasma TV market, as manufacturers strive to focus on emerging technologies.  The only large company still developing plasma TVs is LG Electronics, giving consumers a trusted manufacturer to purchase plasmas from in the future.

For consumers interested in purchasing a plasma TV, there could be a growing number of clearance prices from retailers.

Thank you to CNET for providing us with this information

Image courtesy of Samsung


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  • Zeed

    Damn it I take Plasma over any shitty LCD display EVERYDAY. LCDs are for people that dont care about image quality and good black colour,,,,, And I got Samsung plasma myself atm and love it. Was thinking about upgrading it to 3D one but will see how it goes.

  • Christopher Estep

    As a former plasma owner, the issue is simple – LED is catching up to plasma in terms of PQ, and is undercutting it in price. Worse (for plasma) some features in LEDs will NEVER become available for plasma displays; note that SAMSUNG never had a SMART HDTV with a plasma display, despite manufacturing plasma panels..