Sony ships 11in OLED TV in the US
Yours for $2500...
CES Want the very latest in flat-panel technology? Then book yourself a trip to the States – Sony's just launched its XEL-1 OLED HD TV over here.
Sony's XEL-1 OLED TV: now available Stateside
The telly doesn't come cheap, mind. It may only be 3mm thick, but it'll set you back $2500 (£1300) – the cost of three decent-sized plasma or LCD TVs. And the XEL-1 is just 11in in the diagonal.
Still, this is the cutting edge. OLED delivers brighter, more vivid colours than other flat-panel technologies and consumes a lot less power. Find out all the detail in Register Hardware's future-display technology feature.
The XEL-1 has a contrast ratio of over 1,000,000:1, Sony said. It has two HDMI ports and a Memory Stick slot from which it can read and display photo files.
Convinced? Then place your order pronto. Sony is selling the XEL-1 only through its Sony Style chain and in ominously “limited supply”.
A mini NASDAQ board?
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Not skinny but fat feet
er NO! Look at that base stand. Seems Sony hid all in there....
re: getting closer and but how long will it last??
I'm holding out for the huge flat screen too. We were told as chem ug's that it would be ~20yrs before OLED screens would be a commercial reality. Its only been 5 so i'm quite impressed.
The main problem with the OLED concept is finding a molecule/polymer that emits clean blue light (i.e. not yellow as well). Organic molecules which emit blue light will be inherently prone to decompose as blue light indicates a higher frequency transition (than red or green) and thus is more unstable. Therefore such molecules should also possess a low turn on voltage to increase the lifetime. As to whether this has been fully resolved... there are many researchers in universities and industry still devoting their lives to this so i'm guessing not. Unlike, say CRT tech which uses a pretty standard formula to generate RGB