As the world's largest and most popular TV manufacturer, it's worth paying attention to the direction they take at the high end. This year, that high end is defined by their own 55-inch OLED TV, which it sounds like they intend to actually sell this year.
Unlike LG, who rolled out their own 55-inch OLED while staying quiet about availability details, Samsung said their Super OLED set would be "coming this year." Viewed from a distance on stage, it seemed to carry OLED's signature eye-melting color, liquid-smooth response time and deep, deep blacks. It'll also ship with Samsung's full Smart TV package, which now includes a built-in camera and microphone for voice- and gesture-recognition interfaces and video conferencing. No word on cost, but, assume it's damn expensive. It'll be interesting to see when more concrete release details roll out, but if Samsung manages to deliver, they'll join Sony as the only company to ever actually sell an OLED television (we awarded Sony's XEL-1 OLED a Best of What's New award when it debuted way back in 2008).
We're still excited to hear more about whether LG intends to roll out their own 55-inch set this year. Hope so. And we'll see if Sony has a similar offering in a few hours at their own press conference later. Stay tuned.
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so to answer the earlier article's question, it will go to market.
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The earlier article was about LG, this one is about Samsung's version of the OLED tv. Either way I'm insanely jealous and can't wait the years its going to take to drop the price of this new tech.
Do people really need another TV? How about going outside. The resolution on real life is amazing.
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@boka, I guess you just don't "get" it. It's not just "another television" it's an amazing step forward. OLED are not only smaller and more accurate than LED's but they are self emitting, meaning no backlighting, meaning far FAR less energy consumption, which trickles back to a much smaller carbon footprint per viewing inch than the old Tubes. The fact that OLED can be made into flexable panels is yet another ground breaking advancement. Those roll-up window screen TV's that Back to the Future 2 juxtaposed are right around the corner now. Think about how much less space will be needed for these displays. I understand your "get off your asses and get outside" but the simple fact is, technology isn't going away (barring any massive event) So making tech better is good for the enviroment, so any advancement to make the techs impact on the enviroment less harmful is a positive improvement.
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awesome. but samsung makes the worst stuff. even LG is better. samsung things are cheaply made and non responsive. i wouldnt recommend anything made by samsung.....DONT LIKE SAMSUNG SHAM YOU. oh and SONY will already has flexible oled screens. SONY FTW!
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