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Samsung shows off 31-inch OLED display

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 26 Dec 2007 18:43 User comments (8)

Samsung shows off 31-inch OLED display Samsung has said that they will have a 31-inch active-matrix OLED display to show off at the upcoming CES 2008 in January.
The company declined any further comment on the commercial availability of the display but said that its availability would be dependent on TV makers’ plans. Currently, large OLED screens are pretty expensive to manufacture and therefore supply and demand have been low.

Samsung says the new display "is only 4.3mm thick and uses less than half the power required of a typical 32-inch TV." The panel has a lifespan of 35,000 hours, meaning it has the best lifespan of all current OLED panels.

Source:
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8 user comments

127.12.2007 23:15

can't wait for this to be commercially available, these OLED displays are sick

228.12.2007 10:43

Originally posted by thesquid:
can't wait for this to be commercially available, these OLED displays are sick

Yep.....can't wait for you to get one too and then replace your hefty investment 3.5 years later with a lousy lifespan of 35000 hours. Average person watches tv (or has the tv powered on) for 10000 hours/year.

328.12.2007 12:16

Originally posted by tester22:
Average person watches tv (or has the tv powered on) for 10000 hours/year.
27 hours per day?

Did you mean 1,000 hours/year? I tried to be honest about my TV viewing and came up with 572 hours. But then again, from the time I wake up for work until I get home is about 13 hours. I get 8 hours of sleep/night. And I don't watch 3 hours a day TV. But my TV is probably on for about 4-5 hours per day between the kids and wife when I'm at work.

If the average lifespan is 35,000 hours, then using 4-5 hours/day, it's between 19 and 24 years. I've always read that it's a reasonable life span for televisions, although I know many older televisions that have lasted 30 years, and newer LCD televisions that have blown pixels after 2 years. Funny how better technology actually decreases the life span.
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428.12.2007 13:10

Quote:
Originally posted by tester22:
Average person watches tv (or has the tv powered on) for 10000 hours/year.
27 hours per day?

Did you mean 1,000 hours/year? I tried to be honest about my TV viewing and came up with 572 hours. But then again, from the time I wake up for work until I get home is about 13 hours. I get 8 hours of sleep/night. And I don't watch 3 hours a day TV. But my TV is probably on for about 4-5 hours per day between the kids and wife when I'm at work.

If the average lifespan is 35,000 hours, then using 4-5 hours/day, it's between 19 and 24 years. I've always read that it's a reasonable life span for televisions, although I know many older televisions that have lasted 30 years, and newer LCD televisions that have blown pixels after 2 years. Funny how better technology actually decreases the life span.

Oh man............my bad, you're right. I did mean 1000 hours per year. As soon as you said 27 hours per day I'm like "Holy Sh*t" that can't be right. Very tired and been staring at a screen all morning. Thanks for the correction. I guess a tv that lasts for 35 years ain't too shabby.

528.12.2007 14:12

aint too shabby indeed, props to emugamer for the math

628.12.2007 16:47

No doubt for the props. I feel blessed if I get 7 years of solid functionality out of a television...............even more blessed if I get 10. I met peeps (I'm sure we all have) that still have working TVs from almost 20 years ago (usually Sony Trinitrons) and I'm just like HOLY CRAP, stick that in the Smithsonian.................................................and leave it on the MTV Channel while on display. Duh Duh Nah Nah Nah Nah Nah

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729.12.2007 18:01

I would like to see the results of the test of the power consumption of this i would like to see if its truly half the power in take.

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830.12.2007 17:58
mfstark
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Oleds are pretty amazing energy-wise from what I've read. I also love that they can be made flexible...bring on the roll-out displays!

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