Tuesday, January 10th 2012

Sony Develops Next-generation Display, 'Crystal LED Display'

Full HD 55-inch Prototype model Exhibited at 2012 International CES

Sony Corporation ("Sony") today announced that it has developed the next-generation self-emitting display, "Crystal LED Display", and presents a Full HD, 55-inch prototype model at the 2012 International CES (International Consumer Electronics Show held in Las Vegas, Nevada, from January 10 - 13, 2012). It is the industry's first 55-inch Full HD self-emitting display using LEDs as the light source.

"Crystal LED Display" Full HD 55-inch Prototype

The "Crystal LED Display" is a self-emitting display that uses Sony's unique methods to mount ultrafine LEDs in each of the Red-Green-Blue (RGB) colors, equivalent to the number of pixels (approximately six-million LEDs for Full HD). The RGB LED light source is mounted directly on the front of the display, dramatically improving the light use efficiency. This results in images with strikingly higher contrast (in both light and dark environments), wider color gamut, superb video image response time, and wider viewing angles when compared to existing LCD and plasma displays, with low power consumption. Furthermore, due to the display‟s structure, the "Crystal LED Display" is also ideal for large screens.

Compared to existing LCD displays, the 55-inch prototype exhibited at CES is boasting approximately 3.5 times*1 higher contrast in light environment, approximately 1.4 times wider color gamut, and approximately 10 times faster video image response time (all values based on current Sony models). Sony envisages a wide range of applications for its "Crystal LED Display", ranging from professional to consumer use. Parallel to its continued development and commercialization of organic light emitting diode (OLED) displays, Sony will work conscientiously to bring the "Crystal LED Display" to market.

Main specifications of the prototype
Panel size: 55-inch
Number of pixels: 1,920 x 1,080 x RGB (Full HD: uses approx. 2 million each of RGB LEDs,
a total of around 6 million LEDs)
Display elements: RGB LEDs
Brightness: Approximately 400 cd/m2
Viewing angle: Approximately 180 degrees
Contrast (dark environment): More than measurable limit values
Color gamut: More than 100% compared to NTSC (xy)
Power consumption (panel module): Under approximately 70W*2
Notes to editors

*1 Average of the front of the screen and a diagonal direction (45 degrees), with environmental illuminance of 100 lux
*2 Average power consumption using moving picture video signal stipulated by IEC62087 Ed.2.0
For more information please contact
Sony Europe PR Team
e: press@eu.sony.com
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11 Comments on Sony Develops Next-generation Display, 'Crystal LED Display'

#1
Sasqui
Effectively an LED based OLED TV

Wrap your head around that :laugh:
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#2
raptori
1920x1080 @ 55-inch :wtf: next generation Minecraft.
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#3
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
It really makes me wonder why Sony is doing parallel development on LED & OLED, since it appears that the display quality is about the same. The LED version is likely to have longer life, too.

Having LED finally replace the compromise that is LCD technology is very exciting to me, so I'd like to do an editorial comparing Sony's strategy with the two technologies, but I really don't know enough about them to comment meaningfully. If anyone can help find more info on them and let me have it I'd be very grateful.

LED/OLED would be the true successor to CRT & plasma displays.
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turtile
by: qubit
It really makes me wonder why Sony is doing parallel development on LED & OLED, since it appears that the display quality is about the same. The LED version is likely to have longer life, too.
I'm pretty sure Sony dropped OLED development a long time ago (at least for large screens).

Near 180 degree viewing angle and huge color depth look amazing!
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#5
Benetanegia
by: qubit
It really makes me wonder why Sony is doing parallel development on LED & OLED, since it appears that the display quality is about the same. The LED version is likely to have longer life, too.

Having LED finally replace the compromise that is LCD technology is very exciting to me, so I'd like to do an editorial comparing Sony's strategy with the two technologies, but I really don't know enough about them to comment meaningfully. If anyone can help find more info on them and let me have it I'd be very grateful.

LED/OLED would be the true successor to CRT & plasma displays.
I remember reading about SONY quitting OLED bussiness or something. It was here on TPU just a few days ago, I think.

EDIT: lol you posted it, qubit -> http://www.techpowerup.com/158255/Sony-Quits-Consumer-OLED-Display-Business-For-Now-Only-.html
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qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
by: Benetanegia
I remember reading about SONY quitting OLED bussiness or something. It was here on TPU just a few days ago, I think.
That was me. :)

I'd like to know why they've moved from OLED to LED - and that's a much harder question to answer without some quality info. The main thing I can think of, is the lifetime of OLED panels must still be an issue. I suspect that OLED might actually give a better picture than LED, which is why they are still making it for rich corporate customers who can afford to replace expensive panels frequently, but without any hard info to go on, it's all speculation.
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#7
AphexDreamer
by: qubit
That was me. :)

I'd like to know why they've moved from OLED to LED - and that's a much harder question to answer without some quality info. The main thing I can think of, is the lifetime of OLED panels must still be an issue. I suspect that OLED might actually give a better picture than LED, which is why they are still making it for rich corporate customers who can afford to replace expensive panels frequently, but without any hard info to go on, it's all speculation.
OLED's are to good and amazing and they want to sell other crap first. IMO.
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turtile
by: qubit
That was me. :)

I'd like to know why they've moved from OLED to LED - and that's a much harder question to answer without some quality info. The main thing I can think of, is the lifetime of OLED panels must still be an issue. I suspect that OLED might actually give a better picture than LED, which is why they are still making it for rich corporate customers who can afford to replace expensive panels frequently, but without any hard info to go on, it's all speculation.
I'd assume it's cheaper to make.
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Benetanegia
by: qubit
That was me. :)

I'd like to know why they've moved from OLED to LED - and that's a much harder question to answer without some quality info. The main thing I can think of, is the lifetime of OLED panels must still be an issue. I suspect that OLED might actually give a better picture than LED, which is why they are still making it for rich corporate customers who can afford to replace expensive panels frequently, but without any hard info to go on, it's all speculation.
Yeah, I'd like to know too. It looks like just another Sony technology that is very similar to a tech that everybody else is working on, but Sony decides to do differently, just for the sake of it. Sony likes doing this kind of thing for some reason and I dont think it ever ends up in profit overall, but I guess the accountants know better. Blu-ray did work out well for them, but it's only 1 out of 10 times that works. I don't know.

As for this LED technology, idk either, iirc most everyone abandoned the idea because it was difficult to get "ordinary" LEDs to emit enough light or OLEDs were far easier and cheaper or something. It looks, again, like Sony pushing a tech that is more expensive and has doubtful if any advantages, but which has Sony controlled IP. Just like Intel does, being a large corporation they can sometimes force ther own "standards" over the others.
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#10
MikeMurphy
OLED is amazing tech. I've been lucky enough to see a demo, and with infinite contrast comes picture quality that actually looks real.

Its really, really good stuff.
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#11
sparkyar
Power consumption (panel module): Under approximately 70W*2
so this 55 panel consumes 70w?
I can´t see much improvement over LED backlight
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