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Sony, Panasonic end OLED production partnership

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 25 Dec 2013 19:09 User comments (6)

Sony, Panasonic end OLED production partnership Sony and Panasonic have announced the end of their OLED production partnership.
The companies had been developing new OLED tech, but there are still no true mass-market models of the ultrathin, vibrant TVs. Sony released an 11-inch model back in 2007 to start the OLED train, but costs remain high for creating larger devices. Samsung released a 55-inch OLED TV this year, but prices have kept demand low.

Both tech giants agreed to partner up early last year to help reduce costs and share production facilities. The companies are ending the current alliance but could team up again in the future, say the sources.

Earlier this year, at CES, the companies unveiled a 56-inch prototype OLED using new production technology.

Furthermore, the new push to 4K UltraHD resolution TVs has put OLED and any other new tech on the backburner for the time being.

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6 user comments

126.12.2013 7:28

A lot of the main manufacturers share the same screen on the LCD
models.

Cheap 4K OLED largescreen will be a long way off I suppose... sigh.


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226.12.2013 13:53

4K broadcasts are 7 or more years away.......a waste of money on a virtually non-existent technology at this time. OLED should be well on it's way but seeing the delay makes me think it's not gonna happen.

326.12.2013 15:14

4K is the way to go. We gonna start seeing it, to take off in 6 months tops.
OLED: I always was no sure about it ,cos price.
LCD with no moving mirrors still ok.

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426.12.2013 20:23

Originally posted by Mrguss:
LCD with no moving mirrors still ok.
Why?

(Never been keen on the LCD look myself.)



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526.12.2013 20:59

Hitachi make LCD's with "3" moving mirrow's.
I have be reading that no moving mirrow (in the back) is better tech, like the Sony 85" I have since '04 without any problem. (just change the lamp when it wore-down; that's it).


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626.12.2013 22:35

Originally posted by Mrguss:
Hitachi make LCD's with "3" moving mirrow's.
I have be reading that no moving mirrow (in the back) is better tech, like the Sony 85" I have since '04 without any problem. (just change the lamp when it wore-down; that's it).
Sounds like your talking about a projector. :)

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