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HDTV Almanac - OLED HDTVs Are Really Coming… Maybe

By Alfred Poor • Jun 11 2012, 1:00pm

Okay, I have to start by waving the white flag of surrender. As many of you may have noticed, I went “dark” for an extended period last fall while I was working on some major projects. For the past month or so, I’ve been behind but I was struggling to catch up by back-dating my [...]


Samsung Spotlighting Remarkable New Display Technologies at Display Week 2012

By Shane Sturgeon • Jun 5 2012, 3:34am

Samsung announced today that it will be showcasing industry-leading technologies at the Society for Information Display (SID) Display Week 2012, in the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, June 5-7, Booth #163.

Samsung Mobile Display's collection of about 20 display technologies includes the world's first and largest (55-inch) 3D OLED (organic light emitting Diode) TV panel, the world's thinnest touch sensor-integrated AMOLED panel, and several highly advanced mobile solutions. At the same time and in the same booth, Samsung Display will be showcasing tablet and IT solutions featuring high resolution, wide viewing angle and low power consumption, including...


Who Wants to Copy Whom Regarding OLED?

By Rodolfo La Maestra • May 23 2012, 3:13pm

A few days ago I received a personal comment from a high executive at LG that made me go back to my thinking cave to control a panic reaction and start wondering what the heck was going on between Samsung and LG’s competition. His comment was shocker, and I immediately put my contacts to work to verify the legitimacy of it.

This LG executive, that asked for anonymity, said to me that...

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #531: Quantum Dot Display Technology

By The HT Guys • May 18 2012, 4:47am

OLED TVs may have stolen the show at CES 2012, but just when you think it's safe to be an early adopter and pick one up, you might want to hold off. There's a new display technology on the horizon that backers claim will not only outperform OLED, but also be cheaper to manufacture. And it has a much cooler name - it's called Quantum Dot display or QLED. And if that doesn't sound like you're living in the future, we don't know what does.


Who Has a Better OLED?

By Rodolfo La Maestra • Apr 13 2012, 2:17pm

In this previous article about CES I promised to cover in more detail OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) for television, and similar technologies shown at CES 2012, even those that actually do not use the classic RGB emissive OLED display method, this article covers that subject. I will cover 4K, 3D4K, and 8K of CES 2012 in later articles.

As you may be aware OLED is not a new technology, nor are the other competitors such as...

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #522: Crystal LED HDTV Technology

By The HT Guys • Mar 16 2012, 5:24am

It was pretty clear that the OLED TVs demonstrated by LG and Samsung stole the show at the last Consumer Electronics Show we went to. We were really impressed by the color, contrast and sharpness of the picture. However, there are some issues that need to be resolved before we see mainstream OLED HDTVs in sizes that we would want in our living rooms.

Rather than go with an OLED TV, Sony displayed a technology called Crystal LED. Crystal LED takes six million tiny LEDs to create a picture that they hope will rival OLED technology. A 1080P TV has nearly 2 million pixels on screen. Crystal LEDs TVs take three LEDs, one for red, green, and blue, and combine them for each pixel. Each pixel is mounted directly in front of the display. This is not an LED based LCD but an actual LED TV.

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Dates Announced for IntertechPira's OLEDs World Summit 2012

By Shane Sturgeon • Feb 13 2012, 10:38pm

OLEDsIntertechPira and the OLED Association are pleased to announce that the OLEDs World Summit 2012 will take place Sept. 26-28, 2012, at the Parc 55 Wyndham in San Francisco, Calif. This year will mark the 14th edition of this event, making it one of the longest-running and preeminent conferences in the OLEDs sector.

In 2011, OLED technology reached new levels of maturity and advancement indicated by unprecedented AMOLED shipment and revenue growth, the demonstration of 55" 3D TVs, and a range of new lighting products. OLEDs World Summit 2012 will feature...

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HDTV and Home Theater Podcast - Podcast #517: What is OLED and why do we care?

By The HT Guys • Feb 10 2012, 7:23am

One of the big hits at CES this year were the Samsung and LG OLED displays. Sure we've seen OLED TVs in the past, but they were 55' screens this year, and they looked great. But why all the hype? Why do we even see references to AMOLED in cell phone commercials? Is OLED really that big of a deal?


HDTV Expert - You Can’t Believe Everything You Read On The Web

By Pete Putman • Jan 30 2012, 9:32pm

The Electronista Web site states that Samsung's 55-inch OLED TV could even be manufactured by LG Display. Someone didn't bother to do their homework.

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HDTV Almanac - The OTHER 55″ OLED HDTV at CES 2012

By Alfred Poor • Jan 11 2012, 1:00pm

[Okay, I’m just warning you all. The flood of stories coming out of CES 2012 is likely to keep me busy for a while, long after the Las Vegas Convention Center has been hosed down and refilled with the next two or three conventions. So I’ll get to them eventually, but you’ll have to give [...]


LG Unveils Future of Home Entertainment With Innovative 2012 HDTV Line

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 10 2012, 6:35am

LG Electronics (LG) today introduced its 2012 HDTVs, led by what is believed to be one of the world's largest Ultra Definition (UD) 3D TV and an awe-inspiring 55-inch class (54.6-inch diagonal) OLED HDTV – at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (booth #8204). This new line of HDTVs brings the future of TV into the home today with virtually bezel-less designs, an upgraded LG Smart TV platform with a redesigned Magic Remote and touch-screen plasma.


Samsung Unveils the Super OLED TV - The Ultimate in Picture Quality

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 10 2012, 5:32am

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today unveiled its 55-inch Super OLED TV, a masterpiece that will be acclaimed by home entertainment and design enthusiasts alike. The OLED TV will be produced from a single pane of glass and uses Samsung's Super OLED technology to deliver the ultimate in picture quality and thinness.

Super OLED technology eliminates the need for a color filter as the OLED pixel unit comprises self-emitting RGB sub-pixels laid directly on the display panel, each emitting its own light. The technology is also able to...


LG Display to Showcase Very Latest in Display Technology at CES 2012

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 10 2012, 4:27am

LG Display [NYSE: LPL, KRX: 034220], a leading manufacturer of thin-film transistor liquid crystal display, will showcase the very latest from its display product lineup at a private booth during CES 2012. The company's product line-up will include the world's largest 55" OLED TV panel and an 84" Ultra Definition (UD) display.

LG Display's booth will offer visitors a chance to experience the company's newest products as well as...

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HDTV Almanac - Big OLED TVs Coming…

By Alfred Poor • Jan 4 2012, 1:00pm

I know, I should be excited. I was hoping that maybe there’d be a viable 32″ OLED HDTV on the market sometime this year, but I wasn’t holding my breath. And here comes the news that LG will be showing a 55″ monster of an OLED HDTV at CES in Las Vegas next week.
Fifty-five freakin’ [...]


LG Electronics Takes Historic Step Forward With Ultra-Thin 55-inch Class OLED HDTV

By Shane Sturgeon • Jan 2 2012, 6:06pm

LG 55-inch OLED HDTVLG Electronics will bring the future of home entertainment to the 2012 International CES® next month as the company unveils its revolutionary 55-inch class (54.6-inch diagonal) OLED HDTV. It is designed to recreate reality with perfection, using the Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) display technology powered by LG's TRIPLE XD Engine.

Whether in 2D or 3D, LG's 55-inch (55EM9600) OLED TV is designed to display flawless, life-like images through picture quality that...


LG Display Announces World's Largest OLED TV Panel 55" Panel to Advance Popularization of OLED TV Market

By Shane Sturgeon • Dec 26 2011, 9:25pm

LG 55-inch OLEDLG Display, a leading innovator of thin-film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) technology, today announced that it has developed the world's largest 55-inch OLED(Organic Light Emitting Diodes) TV panel. The 55-inch panel is a significant step forward in the popularization of OLED TVs and demonstrates the effective application of AM OLED technology to larger panel sizes at a more cost efficient level.

LG Display's 55" OLED TV panel produces...

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Sony Raises the Bar at CEDIA 2011 With New Home Theater Innovations for High-End Enthusiasts

By Shane Sturgeon • Sep 8 2011, 2:39am

Today, in advance of the 2011 CEDIA Expo, Sony Electronics unveiled a variety of ground-breaking products designed to deliver an integrated and immersive home entertainment experience. From audio/video receivers and televisions to speakers and projectors – Sony's CEDIA exhibit runs the gamut from A/V, HD, 3D and beyond.

Sony introduced its first home theater front projector capable of displaying stunning 4K images. The top-of-the-line VPL-VW1000ES 4K home theater projector model is...


Sony Introduces the Worlds First Personal 3D Viewer

By Shane Sturgeon • Sep 8 2011, 2:36am

Sony Electronics today announced the launch of HMZ-T1, Personal 3D Viewer. The head mounted display is a device that offers a one of a kind style viewing of both 2D and 3D content. Simply slip the device onto your head to experience the movie theater-like virtual screen and surround sound.

Equipped with two newly-developed...

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HDTV Almanac - SID 2011: What Wasn’t Said about OLED

By Alfred Poor • May 23 2011, 1:00pm

I can’t think of a display technology that has generated more interest than OLEDs since the advent of LCDs. Any shred of news gets bounced around the Web like a ball of flubber in an instant. So while there was some OLED news at SID 2011, some of the most interesting details were the ones [...]


HDTV Almanac - More on Bigger OLED Displays

By Alfred Poor • Apr 20 2011, 1:00pm

This is totally propeller-headed, but a company named Cymer, Inc. made an interesting announcement in a press release last week that said, in part:
Cymer, Inc. (Nasdaq: CYMI), announced today that TCZ, its display equipment product division, has received a volume order for the TCZ-1500B, TCZ’s new Gen 5.5 crystallization system, from a leading Asian flat [...]