Samsung to mass-produce 14in OLED TVs in 2010
Will Toshiba get there first?
Sony may be about to ship the world's first commercial OLED TV, but don't expect anything bigger than the telly's 11in screen until 2010.
Well, not from rival OLED maker Samsung, at any rate. Lee Sang-wan, head of the South Korean giant's LCD operation, yesterday said the company will begin mass-producing 14in OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) TVs in that year.
Sony's XEL-1: million-to-one contrast ratio
He's likely to be beaten to it by Toshiba, which last month forecast the production of 30in OLED TVs in 2009. Given the strength of LCD sales and their future potential, we can't help wondering if Toshiba's being overly ambitious. The technology has some way to go - Sony is apparently limiting itself to just 1000 panels a month going into 2008.
Sony announced its 11in XEL-1 in Japan at the beginning of October, but the screen won't go on sale until December. The resolution of the 3mm-thick panel is a not-quite-HD 940 x 540, though the TV will happily take a 1080p signal and squeeze it down.
Active Matrix OLED - aka AMOLED - is seen as one of a handful of technologies that will supersede today's LCD and plasma flat-panel displays.
How big can they grow to?
and what do you feed them?
30" AMOLED ... I'd like one
I have MP3 player with AMOLED screen (clix2) and its picture quality is absolutely gorgeous. I'd like to have such a computer screen ... or even better, HD TV - but then 30" is smallish.
@ A J stiles
I'm afraid to say that court made a very bad and easilly appealable decision. An inch - like every other imperial measure - has an actual, legal definition in SI units and can't be arbitrarily re-defined to suit the whims of the moment.
problems with blue and green??
Im still yet to see any power figures.. are they greener than LCD & Plasma, should we buy them? & encourage developement (dispite the blue shortlife), or reject this new tech?
damn, no further questions icon...
(despite 4; happy,love it proceed, iFan, and 4; hate it, iHate, unhappy, and stop it, icons!!)
Not even SD
"not-quite-HD 940 x 540"
You mean not even SD, given that PAL is 576 line.