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Only 2000 Sony OLED TVs available in Japan?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 23 Nov 2007 18:12 User comments (3)

Only 2000 Sony OLED TVs available in Japan? If you were expecting to get one of the new Sony OLED TV sets this holiday season, your chances just got much slimmer. Engadget is reporting that there are only 2,000 Sony XEL-1 TVs available worldwide, with all of them being in Japan.
Sony announced its super slim 3mm set two months ago and since then other HDTV makers have followed suit in promising OLED TVs. Toshiba claims it will have a 30-inch set available commercially, and globally by 2009 and Samsung has recently announced that it will have a 42-inch model on the global market by 2010.

Sony Electronics President Stan Glasgow has said however, that the XEL-1 could possibly make it to North America if not all of the Japanese sets sell. But considering there are only 2000 available in Japan, I'd say the chances are slim to none that America will be seeing the XEL-1 this year.

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3 user comments

124.11.2007 11:02

nice job on adding the picture with the news clip.i want one

224.11.2007 12:28

Interesting that they are going back to a white color design. I guess white represents the future.

320.12.2007 5:08

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If you were expecting to get one of the new Sony OLED TV sets this holiday season, your chances just got much slimmer. Engadget is reporting that there are only 2,000 Sony XEL-1 TVs available worldwide, with all of them being in Japan.
This would be a big thing for japan and ebay if people start selling it over ebay because they will make a killing.

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