Experience the Brilliance of OLED
What is OLED TV?
You’re probably already familiar with the current standards of HDTV technology: LCD, plasma, and LED. However, you might not have heard of OLED, which stands for Organic Light Emitting Diode. OLED HDTVs have arrived, and they’re incredible. You might have already seen an OLED screen – variations of OLED technology have already been utilized in some smartphones.
The core of an OLED display is a carbon film (that’s the “organic” part), sandwiched between two conductors, that produces light when zapped with electricity. The result is basically a sheet of plastic that can be super thin with some prototypes coming in at just 0.3 mm thick. OLED technology allows for close to 180-degree viewing angles with lighting quick refresh rates, better contrast, and incredible colour reproduction.
The features of OLED Technology
OLED displays create images so sharp, clear, and bright it feels like you’re looking through a window, rather than viewing an electronic screen. They have much greater brightness than other types of TVs, as well as a wider viewing angle, so if your family’s spread across the living room they’ll all still be able to see a clear picture. The refresh rate of an OLED screen is many times faster than LCD, so there will be little, if any, motion blur. Since OLED displays don’t require a backlight you’ll get immensely deep blacks and superb colour accuracy. In short, your eyes are in for a real treat.
OLED screens are extremely energy efficient, so they’ll put a much smaller impact on your utility bills. Since they’re very durable, they’ll be a staple in your entertainment setup for years to come. How would you like to have a computer screen that you can roll up and put in your bag? How about a window that transforms into a television at the push of a button? Some manufacturers have developed flexible and transparent OLED screens, so the possibilities really are exciting.
With OLED TVs already establishing their presence in the home theatre market, it’s clear that the next generation of spectacular HDTV technology is here. Check out our OLED buying guide and learn how to choose the right OLED TV for your home or business. If you want to stay up to date with everything OLED, take a look at our Tech Blog.