TVB Tech Alert: OLED Developments
November 2, 2009
MULTIPLE CITIES: The drive toward
organic light-emitting diode display TVs continues. LG is now planning to roll
out a 40-inch model in 2012, HotHardware reports. LG demonstrated its first OLED display TV at
last January’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. That model, a 15-incher,
is due to become available--at least in Korea--next month. No pricing is yet
available in the smaller model, but OLEDs in general are new to the market and
as such, relatively expensive.
Sony had the first OLED display on the market. It’s 11-inch XEL-1 is $2,500. A/V Revolution recently reviewed
the XEL-1, which has resolution of 960x540, only one-fourth of a 1080p set, but
OLEDs’ outstanding feature is its black black and color contrast. The XEL-1 is
said to have a contrast ratio of 1 million-to-one, and capable of reproducing
105 percent of the NTSC color space.
LG meanwhile, predicts the price for OLEDs will fall below that for LCDs in
seven years, CNet
More on OLEDs:
June 17, 2009: “LG
15-inch OLED TV Due in December”
LG Display will roll out the world’s second production OLED TV in December.