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55-inch Samsung OLED TV to cost $9000

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 10 May 2012 12:57 User comments (5)

55-inch Samsung OLED TV to cost $9000

At CES, Samsung followed in LG's footsteps in unveiling a 55-inch OLED TV for the masses.
Differentiating the TV is its "Super OLED" panel which "has self-emitting RGB sub-pixels and is faster than LED," says the company. OLED panels will provide "accurate color reproduction and 'true-to-life picture quality,'" and the OLED display will "virtually eliminate motion blur," as well, noted Samsung, at the time.

Furthermore, the TV included Samsung's newly introduced "Smart Interaction" technology, which includes an integrated webcam and two mics for motion and voice control. For example, you can turn on/off the TV, raise the volume, use some apps, facial recognition and even search via the built-in browser using the interface. The TV will be powered by a dual-core processor.

Today, Samsung has said the TV will be available "during the second half of this year in the domestic market" (meaning South Korea) at an equivalent cost of $9000 USD, making it more than double the price of the next most expensive 55-inch display in the market.

The OLED will also be at least half the weight and depth of even the thinnest LED TV available today.

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5 user comments

110.5.2012 15:58

I'd be interested if they made a smaller 40-50" display. Sadly 55" is too big for my viewing area.

210.5.2012 17:57

I was going to get one for each room, but, not enough inputs....

310.5.2012 19:31

I'll just wait the couple of years that will take those $9000 to become $1000.

"You know, it seems that quotes on the internet are becoming less and less reliable." -Abraham Lincoln.

410.5.2012 23:46

Originally posted by dali:
I'll just wait the couple of years that will take those $9000 to become $1000.
Well said and the only way to go.

511.5.2012 07:34

I wonder if we, the consumers, are just being set up for another expensive, short-lived gadget. One we will want to - have to - replace regularly.
The lifespan of the blue cells is still much shorter than the red and green.

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