A couple of weeks ago LG showcased their new large screen OLED display at the CES event over in Las Vegas. The technology has been around for a few years now but has mainly been smaller displays, and costs have also been high. Today we have news of the LG 55-inch OLED HDTV Q4 release for this year, but there is no price for the unit yet.
The company has officially revealed that the device will be launching sometime during the second part of 2012. LG has spent years developing and researching the technology, and have managed to couple it with their 4-Color Pixel and Color Refiner Technology, which results in what LG are promising the most natural looking image on any TV according to T3.
The screen quality will obviously impress, but it’s the displays overall dimensions that will impress you even more as it is only 4mm thick. Making it slimmer than your average smartphone let alone rival TV technology. It is even slimmer than the Samsung Galaxy S2 and the iPhone 4S.
LG must have spent big as it’s looked to embrace the technology, and according to LG Electronics CEO Havis Kwon, the technology “is clearly the future of home TV entertainment”. Kwon added that LG are looking at making it easier for customers “to embrace”.
One of the main advantages the technology has over LCD is the speed, with the OLED having a response time of over 1,000 times quicker. This is coupled with the much slimmer design that would certainly appeal to many consumers. Unfortunately there is still no word on pricing, which could be a big stumbling block for the technology when it first releases.
LG are not the only company looking to OLED TVs though as the likes of Panasonic and Samsung are also set to offer sets. As more options become available it should eventually bring the price the down for consumers. Are you interested in OLED TVs? How much would you pay for one?