[newsimage]http://static.myce.com/images_posts/2010/02/fy77qo.jpg[/newsimage]LG hasn't given up on OLED displays, and expects its mass-market offerings to double in size over the next two years, but it could be too little, too late. Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/lg-40-inch-oleds-not-until-2012-25545/](http://www.myce.com/news/lg-40-inch-oleds-not-until-2012-25545/) Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.
With an estimate life of 7000hrs for the Blue OLED’s, it will prove interesting to see who forks out the $$$ for an OLED TV.
On the other hand, power efficiency is much better than LED backlighting + LCD, or the current favourites with Cold Cathode Fluorescents …
4hrs/day use *365 => 1460hrs
7000hrs / (1460 hrs/yr) = 4.8 years.
It sounds like OLED screens will continue to be primarily used in mobile phones and other small devices in the consumer market, not in big screen devices.
[QUOTE=Blu-rayFreak;2491037]It sounds like OLED screens will continue to be primarily used in mobile phones and other small devices in the consumer market, not in big screen devices.[/QUOTE]
There are big strides in OLED dyes, and the blue dye, which has the shortest life of the three dyes used, is upto 60Khrs (at 50% brightness).
OLED is a direct technology, rather than reflective or filtering technology, so it’s closer to the old CRT’s, or perhaps plasma, for picture quality, viewing angles, response times …
Picture Quality will be significantly better than LCD based technology, once it’s viable.
OLED can be layed across practically any decent surface, so you can make a shop window into a gigantic Television, but then still have it transparent when the TV isn’t running.
Maybe OLED will turn into a niche market. shrugs.
But then, everyones going on about laser TV’s … so who knows?
I was lucky enough to see a Sony 27 inch OLED screen last year. The picture quality is unbelievable but the price at that time was crazy, around Â£9000.
We would certainly consider buying a 40 inch version, if the price is affordable by 2012.
Hmm… how would porn look on a 40" OLED screen?
Not for me… for a friend.
[QUOTE=DukeNukem;2491270]Hmm… how would porn look on a 40" OLED screen?
Not for me… for a friend.[/QUOTE]
Presumably great, especially compared to LCDs which to my eyes always blur the living hell out of any kind of motion.
If they did it right, a screen could be actually replaceable in an OLED TV. The life isn’t too bad considering all those people who went to COSTCO and purchased Olevia Plasma’s and got a year and a day and just saw black after the loud POPPING sound, (which is usually a fuse in the power supply and sometimes can be easily fixed, but the people replacing the fuse call it rebuilding the power supply and whack you, making the repair not worth it.