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OLED TVs set to shake up the tevision industry

September 24th, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Today's Special

Detroit’s WXYX TV’ wxyz.com reports that the latest in television technology is called OLED. It stands for organic light-emitting diodes. Organic refers to the layer of carbon film, which emits light when hit with an electric current.

The head of Consumer Reports television testing says it’s the best display technology out there, combining the best features of plasmas and LCDs. It has the deep black levels and unlimited viewing angles of top plasmas. At the same time it delivers on the power efficiency, super-thin bezel design and also the bright picture of LCD TVs.

OLED TVs started out very expensive. The first one that Consumer Reports tested last year was $10,000. Others were even more. But prices are coming down. The LG that’s now in Consumer Reports’ lab is $3,500.

Read more at http://www.wxyz.com/money/consumer/dont-waste-your-money/organic-tv-could-be-the-next-big-thing-in-television-technology

OLED HDTVs won’t hit mainstream prices for years, says Samsung exec

January 12th, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Today's Special

At CES, TechHive.com reported that way back when 3D HDTVs were still in vogue at CES and 4K was just a twinkle in Samsung’s eye, OLED (organic light-emitting diode) was the up and coming TV tech being raved about in Las Vegas. OLED sets produce their own light and promise more vivid colors, sharper images, and better response times than LCD.

Despite the potential, however, OLED TVs are still priced far out of reach for most of us—and that state of affairs isn’t likely to change until at least 2017 or 2018, according to one Samsung executive.

USA Today recently published an article with HS Kim, Samsung’s visual display chief, who says OLED TVs at reasonable prices are still at least three to four years off. Kim blames the high prices for OLED related on the expensive manufacturing process—a longstanding problem for TV-sized OLED displays.

Read more at http://www.techhive.com/article/2086641/oled-hdtvs-wont-hit-mainstream-prices-for-years-says-samsung-exec.html

and http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/01/09/reviewed-ces-hs-kim/4400101/

 

Sony, Panasonic to End Joint OLED TV Production

December 27th, 2013 | No Comments | Posted in Today's Special

iol.co.za reports that Sony and Panasonic, Japan’s two largest consumer electronics companies, said that they will end joint development of organic light emitting diode (OLED) television screens, a thinner and brighter type of next-generation display in which Korean rivals have a head-start.

The two companies, which have been scaling back their TV operations after chalking up heavy losses in recent years, will instead focus their efforts on conventional liquid crystal display screens for so-called 4K ultra high-definition televisions which have shown greater promise, company spokesmen said.

Sony and Panasonic formed the OLED alliance in June last year with the goal of developing mass-production technology by the end of 2013. Doubts had mounted over the partnership’s prospects, however, as it became clear it would miss its target.

Read more at http://www.iol.co.za/scitech/technology/business/sony-panasonic-to-end-joint-tv-production-1.1626764#.Ur3SW7SE618

Why Curved OLED TVs are a Bad Idea

August 27th, 2013 | No Comments | Posted in Today's Special

TechRadar.com reports that the advent of 4K Ultra HD has sparked plenty of debate of late, but the arrival of curved OLED TVs is likely to prompt even more consternation.

Yep, for the first time since the advent of widescreen, TVs are changing shape.

Marketeers are cockahoop. They finally believe they have a gimmick that can lift sales in the moribund TV market, as well as give nascent OLED tech a reason to commercially exist. Buyers should be rather more circumspect.

Advocates are stepping up the hyperbole, with a mantra of “immersion” and “cinematic.” Samsung’s Head of TV and AV Guy Kinnell even goes so far as to liken the brand’s curved OLED S9C as “an IMAX theatre that you can enjoy every day.”

It’s not, of course. Maybe he’d like to make me an offer on the Vauxhall Veyron I’ve got parked in my drive?

Read more at http://www.techradar.com/news/television/why-curved-oled-tvs-are-a-bad-idea-1176000?src=rss&attr=all

Samsung’s 55-inch Curved OLED TV Ships for “Only” $9,000

August 13th, 2013 | No Comments | Posted in Today's Special

dailytech.com reports that a curved TV is not for everyone, but two top South Korean electronics conglomerates are betting some customers will shell out a whole lot of cash for a glorified tech demo of the potential of OLED (organic light emitting diodes).

Read More at http://www.dailytech.com/Samsungs+55inch+Curved+OLED+TV+Ships+for+Only+9000/article33166c.htm

What’s The Next Big Thing In Television Technology? Curved OLED (video)

May 7th, 2013 | No Comments | Posted in Today's Special

AskMen takes a look at the $13,500 LG curved OLED.

 

CES 2013: Ultra HD, OLED, IGZO – Television Tech Explained

January 9th, 2013 | No Comments | Posted in Today's Special

For those that need a primer, from the International Business Times.

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/422370/20130109/ces-2013-ultra-hd-oled-igzo-television.htm

What is OLED TV?

March 1st, 2012 | No Comments | Posted in Today's Special

OLED (organic light-emitting diode) televisions are due out this year and CNET has a primer.

Sony OLED Reference Monitors

February 8th, 2011 | No Comments | Posted in Schubin Snacks

22_bvme250_side trimmedAt next week’s HPA Tech Retreat in Rancho Mirage, California, Sony will introduce their TriMaster EL series of OLED reference monitors, the 16.5-inch BVM E170 and the 24.5-inch BVM E250. Here are some of their characteristics:

  • 30,000-hour panel life
  • better energy efficiency than even LCD
  • faster pixels than even CRT
  • more contrast than even CRT
  • P3 color gamut
  • thickness (BVM E250) of just 148 mm (as shown at right), not increased by rear cable connections
  • SD scaling improved over the BVM L series
  • HDMI, Display Port, and 3 Gbps HD-SDI
  • negligible processing latency

The new monitors will be unveiled Tuesday before what might be the world’s most critical audience, in the HPA’s hands-on demo area. And, given the other demonstrations and presentations at that event, you really should be there. Here’s the latest schedule: http://www.hpaonline.com/mc/page.do?sitePageId=122447&orgId=hopa

If by some freak of fate you cannot attend the HPA Tech Retreat, however, you’ll still be able to view the new Sony technology at the New York Public Television Quality Group Workshop on March 2. The workshops, funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, have already enlightened audiences in San Francisco, St. Paul, Boston, and Nashville.

The upcoming New York workshop is not restricted to participants involved in public television. Here’s the agenda for that event, which will feature such production luminaries as Tom Holmes and Billy Steinberg: https://secure.connect.pbs.org/PbsDocuments/PBS/QualityGroup/events.html

I hope to see you at one or both of these great events.

Quantum Dot Displays May Trump OLEDs for Most Awesome TV Screens

December 2nd, 2010 | No Comments | Posted in Today's Special

By Michael Silbergleid

Everyone talks about OLED displays as one day being the thing to beat for TVs, since OLED technology offers incredibly vivid colors with increasingly less electricity consumption. LG has already utilized the display technology in a couple television models, though they cost and arm and a leg. Now the company has moved on to explore another option – QLEDs. They could be even more crisp with even lower energy requirements.

You can read more at http://www.treehugger.com/files/2010/12/quantum-dot-displays-may-trump-oleds-for-most-awesome-tv-screens.php

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