'The future of television': LG reveals 4mm-thick OLED TV
Published 03/01/2012 | 13:05
A 55" television measuring just 4mm thick is to be unveiled by LG at next week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas
The new TV will use the same technology used in the latest smartphone screens to produce a resolution higher than any other set of its size currently available. The “organic light-emitting diode” (OLED) system offers a ‘refresh-rate’ that is 1,000 times faster than most current sets, meaning that moving images appear significantly smoother.
LG claimed on its blog that “OLED TV generates the most natural colours of any TV set at a much lower price point than could have been achieved using the standard manufacturing process”.
The new set will weigh just 7.5kg, but the manufacturer has not said how much it will charge or when the set might be released in the UK. Previous OLED TV sets made by Sony have cost around £2,000 for an 11” model, and no larger versions have been produced in significant numbers.
Havis Kwon, President and CEO of LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company said that “OLED is clearly the future of home TV entertainment and LG is very focused on making this exciting technology as easy as possible for consumers to embrace.”
The set will also offer three different colours for its pixels, which make up images, rather than the usual three. It will add white to the conventional red, green and blue, and feature a thin bezel so that the picture appears almost up to the edge of device.