Larger screen OLED TVs coming this year

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    Jan 01, 2012 10:29 PM GMT
    From Associated Press via Fox
    http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/01/01/for-big-money-new-option-in-big-tvs-oled/

    For flat-panel TVs, the choice for years has been between plasma and LCD. In the coming year, there'll be another choice, at least for those prepared to spend big.

    LG Electronics says it's planning to sell a 55-inch set based on organic light-emitting diodes, or OLEDs. The South Korean company is set to show it off at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, which starts Jan. 10.

    ...more and photo on site
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    Jan 02, 2012 12:01 AM GMT
    OLEDs have been held back because some of the colors of light emitters fade over time. There are manufacturing process advantages they have over LCD's. I'm just not confident enough to jump in with a wad of money yet.

    http://www.reghardware.com/2008/05/13/displaysearch_sony_oled/

    A challenge for displays in general is how they are able to display "black" without resorting to extra-dollar upgrades like addressable backlighting for LCD's. Plasmas have gained an advantage over LCDs by using neutral-density filters and cranking up the brightness....which shortens the lifespan of the tube.

    Sigh. We're screwed no matter what we do. B-)
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    Jan 02, 2012 1:07 AM GMT
    Buy a bicycle instead. It'll do you more favors, provided you use it as much as you would the television....or if you insist on the television, at least have the decency to watch the original British version of Top Gear, Planet Earth, and whichever action movies you prefer.
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    Jan 02, 2012 1:13 AM GMT
    RumbleStud saidBuy a bicycle instead. It'll do you more favors, provided you use it as much as you would the television....or if you insist on the television, at least have the decency to watch the original British version of Top Gear, Planet Earth, and whichever action movies you prefer.


    +1 for Planet Earth.
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    Jan 02, 2012 3:44 AM GMT
    RumbleStud saidBuy a bicycle instead. It'll do you more favors, provided you use it as much as you would the television....or if you insist on the television, at least have the decency to watch the original British version of Top Gear, Planet Earth, and whichever action movies you prefer.

    I don't have time for my career and gym plus TV. While I have plenty of computing devices (laptop, desktop, iPhone) along with a $55/month cablemodem service, I no longer own a TV.

    Things I want to watch, I can buy off of iTunes or Hulu+ and still save money.


    IMHO, since the writers strike, TV has really turned into a big waste of...time.
  • titus8229

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    Jan 02, 2012 4:08 AM GMT
    Turn the TV off, go play outside!
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    Jan 02, 2012 4:13 AM GMT
    titus8229 saidTurn the TV off, go play outside!


    +1
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    Jan 02, 2012 6:48 AM GMT
    Saw the news earlier and it certainly looks interesting.
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    Jan 02, 2012 7:09 AM GMT
    Wow I want one.
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    Jan 02, 2012 7:10 AM GMT
    I'm hoping that these, or whatever the next big thing is, will drop in price by the time I'm ready to by a new big screen TV. I have an older projection HDTV. The picture is unbeatable, but it has limitations and it's very bulky. I've already had to repair it once.