Thursday, May 24th 2007

Sony shows off 16.7 million color flexible OLED

Sony is the first company to show off 24-bit color flexible OLED. It features a contrast ratio of "above" 1000:1, is 2.5-inch large with a resolution of 160 x 120 pixels. It can easily be bent, as it is just 0.3 mm thick. Just do not expect this technology to hit retail any time soon.

Source: Sony JAPAN
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11 Comments on Sony shows off 16.7 million color flexible OLED

#1
GJSNeptune
Holy frickin' monkey! I hope this is a big step in display technology.

I guess I'm most surprised at how many colors it has. Hot damn.
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#2
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
I agree. however, the resolution of OLED just isnt up to par with current HD technology.

I must admit, the bent oled screen is pretty cool. And the color gamut it offers (16.7million) thats alot in such a small package.
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#3
jydie
The quality of the photo looks pretty good, but there are a lot of lines running completely through the picture. I wonder if that is simply because the "screen" is being bent? Sort of like the glowing effect you see when you touch an LCD screen.

Are these little screens fairly cheap to produce?
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#4
GJSNeptune
Haha. I doubt it.

I'm curious about how it's powered.
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#5
a111087
well, like I already said, they were showing them on TV 5 years ago...
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#6
Exceededgoku
by: Darksaber
Sony is the first company to show off 24-bit color flexible OLED. It features a brightness of "above" 1000:1, is 2.5-inch large with a resolution of 160 x 120 pixels. It can easily be bent, as it is just 0.3 mm thick. Just do not expect this technology to hit retail any time soon.


Source: Sony JAPAN
brightness is 1000:1? That's a new one to me... I'm assuming that means contrast ratio, brightness is measured in cd/m2
Otherwise just to make sure that guys understand that we won't see this sort of technology for a long time now. If they could make screens like that last for longer than a day (exaggeration) then we would have had it for a long time now.
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#7
Benpi
I could have sworn I read something in Wired or engadget that said these were already on the market.
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#8
newbielives
I would love to have a roll of toilet paper with a movie playing on it.

I love the future:rockout:
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#9
GJSNeptune
A movie you hate!

I'd put Lenny Kravitz on my toilet paper. Maybe Jack Thompson. Or select political figureheads. :D Shit*, that could be a series!

*pun initially unintended**

**after-the-fact it was indeed intended
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#10
Darkrealms
I thought it had been the issue with the number of colors with these not the lifespan... Maybe I was thinking of another bendable display technology.

I'd love to have a wide plastic screen I could stick across my back window in my cruiser to tell people to back off (or laugh at my stuck friends in the last mud hole I just made it through ;) Hooked up to my pda phone of course
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#11
Mussels
Moderprator
i beleive i made a comment in another thread about internet underwear.... :D
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