With CES 2012 just around the corner, we can expect to see a handful of product announcements trickle out ahead of the convention. Take for example LG's 55-inch OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diodes) TV panel, the largest of its kind in the world, according to LG Display, which announced the TV panel today. LG hopes this will help popularize the OLED TV market.
"Our objective has always been to actively define and lead emerging display technology markets," said Dr. Sang Beom Han, CEO and Executive Vce President of LG Display. "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."
LG claims its 55-inch OLED HDTV suffers no after image effects due to its high reaction velocity. It has a contrast ratio of over 100,000:1 and a wider color gamut than that of traditional LCD panels. In terms of picture quality, LG employed White OLED (WOLED), which vertically accumlates red, green and blue diodes. According to LG, with white color light emitting from the diode, the panel is capable of displaying screen information through color layers below a TFT base panel, a trait that leads to a lower error rater, higher productivity, and a clearer Ultra Definition screen due to the small pixels.
As for size, LG's OLED TV panel utilizes minimalist panel structure thinner than that a pen (5mm) and lighter than most LCD panels.
The big question on everyone's mind is how much will this thing cost, and it looks like LG's waiting until CES before revealing the answer.