OLED TV: Samsung, LG OLED TV, Coming soon 2013 – Future Shop
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 the next big thing: OLED, which stands for Organic Light Emitting Diode. OLED HDTVs are coming
, and they’re going to be incredible.
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 – resulting in TVs around 5mm thick, which is about half the width of a CD case – and very light, but is capable of producing an amazingly bright, sharp picture. A prototype OLED TV showcased by LG at the Consumer Electronics Show 2012 was only 4mm thick, about the width of three credit cards put together!
The features and 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.
Other Cool Things About OLED
OLED screens are extremely energy efficient, so they’ll put a much smaller impact on your utility bills, and they’re very durable. You might have already seen an OLED screen – variations of OLED technology have already been utilized in some smartphones. OLED screens can be flexible, like the bendable prototype screen that Sony showed off in 2010. This raises intriguing possibilities for future uses – how would you like to have a computer screen that you can roll up and put in your bag?
The Future of OLED TVs
OLED technology is just starting to appear in the TV industry. At the Consumer Electronics Show this past January, a few 55” OLED TVs from LG and Samsung were unveiled
to be released later in the year. It looks like 2013 will be the year that OLED TVs establish a presence in the home theatre market, ushering in the next generation of spectacular HDTV technology.