Making consumer OLED screens hasn't been easy. Sure, pocketable gadgets like the upcoming Zune HD have had them for a couple years now, but so far Sony has been the only company to get a screen on the market with a size in the double digits.
Over the weekend, LG announced plans to release a 15-inch OLED TV overseas in 2010. But that's not the big news: an exec is also teasing that a 40-inch set may not be far off. OLED screens at this size present a unique challenge in that the glass they require is difficult to produce in large sizes, which means major factory overhauls for manufacturers.
A 40-inch set is the largest claim we've heard on the OLED front; last year, Sony dangled the idea 27- and 32-inchers in 2011, but that's it.
In general, OLED screens are an enticing idea. Historically, they've had the best contrast, color saturation, and some of the thinnest profiles around. Bear in mind, though, they don't come cheap; Sony's 11-incher rings up at a cool $2,500, so be prepared for some major sticker shock when LG makes things officially official.
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needs 2 to 3 thick books to bring the screen up to ergonimic height =P
very sleek tho
Can we get the article on why the glass is so hard to make?
Its the Scotty complex: You tell people that its harder to make then it actually is so that way you get high amounts of praise for the outcome.
In OLED production, claiming the glass is hard to make enables the companies to charge an extremely high amount for a product that has a low cost to produce.
Im excited for this upgrade in awesome tech, but Im more excited for the day the price drops!
If anyone can afford to buy one of these for me I would greatly appreciate it :)
The author rudely fails to mention what an OLED screen is, or how it differs from an LED.
Wow, I would like like to know how it would feel to play video games on that screen