Thursday, April 12th 2007

Sony Launching 1,000,000:1 OLED later this year

With Toshiba developing the world’s largest OLED display, Sony has now revealed that it is set to begin production of its first OLED TV later this year. At just 11” and 1024 x 600 pixels, the screen size and resolution don’t seem too impressive, but this screen will have 8-bits of colour per channel as well as a amazing 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio – not mentioning that it’s only 3mm thick. Obviously this means it won’t be the ultimate home cinema screen, but it still looks promising for future OLED products once the technology moves forwards. Pricing and availability are still unclear, but this should hit the shelves sometime in 2007.

Source: Engadget
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16 Comments on Sony Launching 1,000,000:1 OLED later this year

#1
regan1985
i done a project on oleds at uni and we worked with people from LG (lifes good) and in korea they had done some amzine things, you cant imagine how good a picture looks till you see it, in 20years time, they rekon that news papers will be made from oled products and it will just get updated everday!!!!!
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#2
Zalmann
Wow, a whole 11" widescreen. Massive :rolleyes: . I'll wait until they can reliably build a 50" unit.
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#3
Eric_Cartman
i love the prospect of this technology, even if it is going to be insanely expensive.

it just sucks that by the time i can afford it, something new will just be hitting the market, just like lcd

i just managed to afford a good lcd tv, and now this is coming out
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#4
Sasqui
OK, I'm on my OLED soapbox again... I hope this first production version doesn't give OLED a bad name, as this is just the beginning. Anyway here's more:

SAMSUNG Develops the World’s Largest 21-inch OLED for TVs

http://www.samsung.com/PressCenter/PressRelease/PressRelease.asp?seq=20050104_0000089670#



http://www3.shopping.com/xPF-Samsung-OLED-21~r-1~CLT-INTR~RFR-www.google.com

Samsung 40-inch OLED TV Display Breakthrough



http://www.digitaltechnews.com/news/2005/05/samsung_40inch_.html

This sure is pretty: Sony 1,000,000:1 Contrast 27" OLED Oh and it's 1080p!!!



http://www.engadget.com/2007/01/08/sonys-1-000-000-1-contrast-ratio-27-inch-oled-hdtv/
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#5
Jimmy 2004
And the irony is that pictures can't do it justice on our PC monitors with their pathetic contrasts!
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#6
Eric_Cartman
does oled still have the problems with the blue colors dying prematurely?
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#7
Sasqui
Eric_Cartman said:
does oled still have the problems with the blue colors dying prematurely?
The supposedly broke the 50,000 hour mark with blue... before is was around 3,000 hours. There are many variants on OLED techonology... not sure which ones that applies to.
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Jimmy 2004
Sasqui said:
The supposedly broke the 50,000 hour mark with blue... before is was around 3,000 hours. There are many variants on OLED techonology... not sure which ones that applies to.
If that's continuous, then that's just under six years long, so for most people that would be ok. But 3,000 hours is only about 18 weeks...
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Sasqui
Jimmy 2004 said:
If that's continuous, then that's just under six years long, so for most people that would be ok. But 3,000 hours is only about 18 weeks...
Yea, 3,000 hours is clearly unacceptable. I'm not sure on how they define "lifespan" too.

Here's my prediction... 1 yr we'll see some 30"+ sets 1080p, within 1.5 yrs they will be "affordable". 3 yrs they will start to overtake LCD.

5 Yrs we'll be wearing OLED outfits that make us invisible. :roll:
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#10
Sasqui
OLED "Lifetime" (it's half-life):

" (a) When 'lifetime' is discussed here, it refers to the time taken
for the display/pixel to fall to half its initial stated
luminance. Lifetime estimates are based on accelerated testing
of simple test devices at several very high initial luminance
levels, and use of these data to calculate predicted lifetimes
at lower brightness levels. Translation of this single pixel
data into performance in a full colour display system depends on
a number of factors and requires a complex calculation and
knowledge of the precise system design parameters such as
aperture ratio, brightness, ink formulation and relative pixel
areas. "
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#11
Eric_Cartman
cool, i know there would be a lot of people pissed off if they bought a $5000 oled tv only to have the blues die out after less than a year of use...
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#12
Bastieeeh
Jimmy 2004 said:
And the irony is that pictures can't do it justice on our PC monitors with their pathetic contrasts!
Well spoken! :toast:
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#13
Wile E
Power User
Sasqui said:
OLED "Lifetime" (it's half-life):

" (a) When 'lifetime' is discussed here, it refers to the time taken
for the display/pixel to fall to half its initial stated
luminance. Lifetime estimates are based on accelerated testing
of simple test devices at several very high initial luminance
levels, and use of these data to calculate predicted lifetimes
at lower brightness levels. Translation of this single pixel
data into performance in a full colour display system depends on
a number of factors and requires a complex calculation and
knowledge of the precise system design parameters such as
aperture ratio, brightness, ink formulation and relative pixel
areas. "
Ahhh, so it's rated in a similar way to Plasma displays. Good to know. Thanks Sasqui.
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#14
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
regan1985 said:
they rekon that news papers will be made from oled products and it will just get updated everday!!!!!
isnt that called the internet?
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#15
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
Eric_Cartman said:
i love the prospect of this technology, even if it is going to be insanely expensive.

it just sucks that by the time i can afford it, something new will just be hitting the market, just like lcd

i just managed to afford a good lcd tv, and now this is coming out
i know exactly what you mean. i just saved up enough to afford a nice HDTV and now this crap! maybe i should hold out for the next 10 years. lol.
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#16
Zalmann
Easy Rhino said:
i know exactly what you mean. i just saved up enough to afford a nice HDTV and now this crap! maybe i should hold out for the next 10 years. lol.
You'll be waiting a long time if you do mate. Just get whatever you were going to buy, then in 3 years, replace it with whatever is better out there. I go through TV's quite frequently, usually every 3 years, then give away to family members or friends, and upgrade to the latest, and largest.

OLED will probably take quite a while, and may not emerge as what it's promised to be. I'm very sceptical about this technology, as it's taken too damn long and still nothing has emerged that is good enough for normal consumer use, except a 11" screen or cellphone displays? Not good enough I say, RND needs to be ramped up if they want this technology to be something worthwhile.
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