Sony to Start Selling OLED TV This Year

At this year's CES, Sony showed the first two prototypes of its Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) displays aimed at the computer display and HDTV markets. Attendees were amazed by the 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio offered by these displays as well as their 3mm thickness.

Today, at the Display 2007 Forum in Tokyo, where Sony is once again showing these two prototypes, the company announced it plans to start selling one of them this year.

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techie4265d ago

1million to 1 contrast ratio!? WTF...I didn't think they were that good. How mcuh are they going to cost!?

SmokeyMcBear4264d ago

so with these little lights, is it going to have the same sort of problems that the plasma TVs have.. burn in image, lights burning out, never being able to repair it type stuff?

hfaze4264d ago (Edited 4264d ago )

This is going to be AWESOME for laptop displays... =) OLED displays are not as fragile as LCD is. OLED would not only give you MUCH better picture quality, but it would also make for more durable displays.

We're probably talking at least a good five years out before OLED's start becoming mainstream, but this is some exciting technology.

techie4264d ago

No! Cause they are organismsmss. Life time is a bit short now, but no burn, no nothing. So bright without a back light or leds/ It's amazing

SmokeyMcBear4264d ago

hmmm organic polymers, no light to burn out, no burn it, is thinner than a framed painting.. very very interesting..

nicodemus4264d ago

It vastly outdoes even the highest-end LCD tvs, and has NONE of the drawbacks...

The best, most expensive LCDs have about a 5,000/10,000:1 contrast ratio, so obviously, 1,000,000:1 is just plain ridiculous (and exceeds what most human eyes are capable of).

And with a 25,000 hour projected lifespan, OLED's will last for about 9 years (assuming one watched tv every single day, for 8 hours a day). So all in all, that's a pretty long while.

But the best part is what they can be made out of it. Now this is straight from science fiction--- I read somewhere (can't remember right now) that OLED displays can be made out of almost anything--clothing, paper, even glass. So, like in Back to the Future, you could watch tv through your window (or the curtains hanging over it).

Pretty cool stuff. I'm glad Sony's finally getting the ball rolling on this. The next couple of years will be really interesting, cause when other manufacturers start to adopt OLED, that's when we're really gonna start to see it take off. And since the picture is so much better and they're cheaper to produce (supposedly), it's gonna wipe the floor with LCD, DLP, Plasma, SED, and FED.

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