Sony announces the world's first 4K OLED TV at CES: 3,840 x 2,160 resolution, no price or release in sight

4K TVs look amazing. OLED TVs look amazing. You can imagine, therefore, how good a 4K OLED TV will look. Sony has just wowed the audience here at CES 2013 with the news that it’s produced the world’s first Ultra High Definition television that uses Organic LEDs. Given how many companies have launched 4K sets here – Westinghouse, Hisense, Toshiba and LG, just to name a few – it’s not unusual to hear that Sony has one-upped the crowd by adding a pinch of OLED to the mix.

The 56-inch set boasts a native 3,840 x 2,160 OLED panel, and a prototype will be on display here at CES 2013 in Las Vegas. Sony’s pimping its own “oxide semiconductor TFTs” and “Super Top Emission” technologies, but isn’t saying much else. There’s zero mention of contrast ratio, refresh ratio, thickness, power draw, or any other specifications. Not exactly a shocker, but disheartening nonetheless. We’ll be prying for more – including any plans for a commercial release – as the show rolls on.