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LG Announces 55-inch OLED TV Panel

December 26, 2011

A new generation of television screen is coming and it is super thin and super clear.

Korean-based LG is calling its upcoming a 55-inch wide OLED TV screen the “World´s Largest”, and at only 5 mm-thick it may well be one of the thinnest as well. The panel boasts a contrast ratio of 100,000:1 and has a color gamut that is “wider” than that produced by LCD panels, Stan Schroeder of Mashable is reporting.

All of these characteristics make it a candidate for introducing OLED TV technology to the masses in a market that is still dominated by LCD technology.

“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,” said Sang Beom Han, CEO and Executive Vice President of LG Display.

LG is expected to formally introduce this technology to the marketplace at the next CES, opening in a few weeks, along with those WiDi-supporting CINEMA 3D Smart TVs that LG announced earlier this month.

LG´s tech uses white OLEDs overlaid with colors, making for a lower error rate and clearer “ultra definition” screen, with more colors than standard LCDs, reports Engadget.

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Source: RedOrbit Staff & Wire Reports