Currently people deciding to purchase a new HDTV have to decide between choosing either a LCD set or Plasma. This could be about change this year as the CES 2012 event later this month is to bring a LG 55-inch OLED TV, but at what cost though?
OLED technology has been around for some time now, but so far it hasn’t been commercially available in larger screen sizes and at an affordable rate. LG is looking to change this with the release of the biggest TV of its kind so far, and according to 9To5 Mac it will be unveiled later this month at the CES event.
Currently Plasma TVs offer the deepest blacks available but OLED technology could actually better those found on Plasma screens. There has been reports last year that Apple themselves could offer its own OLED TVs, which would be manufactured by LG.
LGs new model promises to have a 4mm bezel, which is half of the iPhone 4, and weighs in at only 16.5 pounds for a screen size of 55-inches. It also promises to be 1,000 times faster than LED/LCD displays and have an infinite contrast ratio.
So far no information has been revealed about pricing or availability but this should change at the CES show later this month. The new display does use a cheaper manufacturing process according to LG that is based on Oxide TFT technology, but still don’t expect prices to be comparable with the likes of today’s other flat screen technologies.
As other companies such as Sony and Samsung who also manufacturer OLED displays start to invest more in the technology, we may see more larger screen OLED’s become available and at a lower price. OLED has long been promised as the next big thing in the flat screen TV market, and has so far failed to deliver.
Do you think larger OLED TVs will catch on?
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