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Toshiba drops plans for OLED televisions

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 16 Dec 2007 18:51 User comments (7)

Toshiba drops plans for OLED televisions Toshiba has announced that it is shelving plans to construct large OLED televisions because the current, and short-term costs are too high.
The company will however, continue its plans to commercialize small OLED displays in cellphones. Toshiba spokesman Keisuke Ohmori said the company would continue to monitor the market and technological developments to see whether the displays would be commercially viable.

Sony has been selling 11-inch OLED TVs since November, but the high cost of manufacturing has limited shipments to under 2000 per month.

OLED displays may be the wave of the future, as they "produce brighter images, use less power, and are thinner because they do not need the backlights used in liquid crystal displays."

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117.12.2007 7:25

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OLED displays may be the wave of the future, as they "produce brighter images, use less power, and are thinner because they do not need the backlights used in liquid crystal displays."
Picture quality is more similar to CRT too with far superior refresh times and less motion artifacts than LCDs. Let's hope that the manufacturers stick with it and that the price of the technology will fall enough to make it a viable alternative.
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217.12.2007 15:13
hughjars
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IMO it's a big pity that a lot of the will to pursue alternatives to LCD/Plasma seems to be ebbing away.

There's somthing about LCD that never quite looks right for TV & movies to me, ditto plasma.

317.12.2007 16:34

Plasma's not too bad IMO but it's not all that reliable. The good old CRT tube still gets the vote for reliabilty. I mean, how many CRT sets are still lurking around that are over ten years old? I's like to see that with LCDs or plasmas. Granted that OLEDs may have the same problem, but LED technology is improving all the time.

I would also like to bet that if/once it becomes well established, an OLED set would be that much cheaper to produce, that it could easily become the set of choice.

A prediction for you there....

417.12.2007 16:39

Originally posted by simpsim1:
Plasma's not too bad IMO but it's not all that reliable. The good old CRT tube still gets the vote for reliabilty. I mean, how many CRT sets are still lurking around that are over ten years old? I's like to see that with LCDs or plasmas. Granted that OLEDs may have the same problem, but LED technology is improving all the time.

I would also like to bet that if/once it becomes well established, an OLED set would be that much cheaper to produce, that it could easily become the set of choice.

A prediction for you there....
I got a CRT TV 3 years ago that sucks. However, my 1989 RCA CRT is wonderful. I use it in my bedroom and its contrast is awesome.

I recently bought a computer monitor that is LCD and I use the DVI connection for my 360. Very clear and wonderful colors, but I hate the blur at angles. Unless you watch it straight, it sucks.

518.12.2007 12:47

FYI, Laser TVs, once thought to be destined to take forever to start producing are in production NOW. Found out from recently from an a/v store that they are expected to get them in stock inside a year. Remember the specs???..........100,000:1 contrast ratio, 1/2 the weight and 1/2 the power consumption as well as 1/2 the estimated price. My buddy did say they are going to be fairly pricey though. MAJOR mark-up on those things coming apparently.

624.12.2007 18:40

Taking their time i like it its a smart move.

726.12.2007 21:16

Originally posted by tester22:
FYI, Laser TVs, once thought to be destined to take forever to start producing are in production NOW. Found out from recently from an a/v store that they are expected to get them in stock inside a year. Remember the specs???..........100,000:1 contrast ratio, 1/2 the weight and 1/2 the power consumption as well as 1/2 the estimated price. My buddy did say they are going to be fairly pricey though. MAJOR mark-up on those things coming apparently.
Yep, I feel a remortgage coming on LOL!!!

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