“Samsung’s AV product manager Chris Moseley who doesn’t think Apple has the R&D chops to field a formidable TV,” John Paczkowski reports for AllThingsD. “‘We’ve not seen what they’ve done, but what we can say is that they don’t have 10,000 people in R&D in the vision category,’ hereMoseley told Pocket-lint. ‘They don’t have the best scaling engine in the world and they don’t have world renowned picture quality that has been awarded more than anyone else. … There is no way that anyone, new or old, can come along this year or next year and beat us on picture quality.'”
“Perhaps. Samsung’s clearly got a lot of expertise in display picture quality. But presumably Apple’s got some applicable experience here, too, thanks to its own desktop display offerings and the Retina display,” Paczkowski reports.
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MacDailyNews Take: Besides the facts that the vast majority of consumers can’t tell the difference between a Wal-Mart LCD and a top-of-the-line plasma and that Apple’s offering, if there is any, is likely to focus on usability that may be impossible to mimic, not upon whatever the typical myopic TV set peddlers are currently touting, two more things pop immediately to mind:
• “There’s no chance that the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance.” – Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, April 30, 2007
• “We’ve learned and struggled for a few years here figuring out how to make a decent phone. PC guys are not going to just figure this out. They’re not going to just walk in.” – Former Palm CEO Ed Colligan, November 16, 2006
If you can wait a bit, do not buy a TV set right now, and if you have to: Do not buy a TV from Samsung.
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