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LG shows off new pictures of upcoming 55-inch OLED TV

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 01 Jan 2012 21:12 User comments (6)

LG shows off new pictures of upcoming 55-inch OLED TV LG Display has revealed new pics of its upcoming 55-inch OLED TV. The TV is expected to launch next month at the CES event.
The TV will be the largest ever OLED screen, and LG has hinted that it will be much more affordable (per inch) than past commercial OLED screens. For example, in 2008 Sony released an 11-inch OLED for $2200.

OLED displays are mainly seen now in phones and watches, where they are extremely cost efficient. Adds Beom Han, CEO and Executive Vice President of LG Display: "Our objective has always been to actively define and lead emerging display technology markets. Although OLED technology is seen as the future of TV display, the technology has been limited to smaller display sizes and by high costs, until now. LG Display's 55-inch OLED TV panel has overcome these barriers."

LG says the new TV has wider color gamut than LCD screens, and a contrast ratio of 100,000:1. Furthermore, "the new technology allows light emitting diodes to self-generate light and features a reaction velocity to electric signals over 1000 times faster than liquid crystal."

Finally, the OLED screen is just 5mm thick, weighs just a few pounds, has better power consumption, deep blacks, brighter colors and White OLED (WOLED).

LG explains that "WOLED vertically accumulates red, green, and blue diodes. With white color light emitting from the diode, it displays screen information through color layers below the TFT base panel, which leads to a lower error rate, higher productivity, and a clearer Ultra Definition screen via the benefits of small pixels. Further, it is possible to realize identical colors in diverse angles via color information displayed through a thin layer. Lower electricity consumption in web browsing environments for smart TVs is another key strength of WOLED."

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6 user comments

12.1.2012 0:31

wow just wow cannot wait for these!

22.1.2012 1:54

Yeah they really are incredible. One day when prices are reasonable...

32.1.2012 12:11

I wonder how long until the prices get sensible?
3 years?

.....I notice the size too, 55".
Cue for another hike in what we're supposed to put in our living rooms
(wall mount on those kind of sizes will be essential for most I'd bet......and the neck pain as so many people insist on placing them at heights you have to keep looking up significantly to watch will only spread!)

45.1.2012 14:58

Good luck getting your HDMI. DVI + Optical and junk into that... Its all pointless as long as their are wires attached. And no, wireless (right now) doesnt have the bandwidth or price point to be able to make its way to TV + Home Theatre.

Your empty, uninformed, comment makes you a fanboy. Yes even you, who thinks they arent a fanboy.

55.1.2012 18:07

i think some sort of interface box with an uplink to the display is in order.

everything connects to the box which is in the wall or cabinet and 1 cable goes to the display.

66.1.2012 0:36

DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMNNNNNNNNNNN!!! That screen is just bananas!!! Makes my top of the line Panasonic Viera with pro set ISF adjustments look like a grainy WW2 picture. I'm really diggin the almost nonexistent bezel too. And with a picture that phuqin amazing will we ever really need 3D bullshit again?! If they did it with a TV like though I'm sure it would be stunning.

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