LG Announces 55" OLED HDTV

Written by John Ponio    Monday, 26 December 2011 15:54

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LG had previously announced that they will debut a 55" OLED HDTV at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show, but details other than that were skimpy. Well, more information (including a couple pictures) has been released. The 55" OLED is just 5mm thin, features a 100,000:1 contrast ratio, and will have no after image (image blur that you get with traditional LCD monitors). OLED, for those of you who don't know, stands for Organic Light Emitting Diode. It uses organic molecules to deliver the colors, and requires no backlight. The technology has already been used in smaller screens, but this is the first announced OLED HDTV anywhere near this size. The lack of a backlight is what allows this screen to be only 5mm thin, and it should require very little power compared to an LCD screen. There's no word on pricing, but that as well as more information is expected to be released at the upcoming CES. Dr. Sang Beom Han, CEO and Executive Vice President of LG Display, said, "Although OLED technology is seen as the future of TV display, the technology has been limited to smaller display sizes and by high costs, until now. LG Display's 55-inch OLED TV panel has overcome these barriers."

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