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With the LCD tv's being fased out and LED becoming more popular and affordable.....where and when do OLED tvs start hitting the TV market?? Does anyone know anymore info on these sets and what are the Pros and Cons, besides price when they first come out?

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They've been out for years but very small. You can search and find discussions in the past about them. Long story short. Technology still has many weaknesses and issues including high cost of production.
 

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With the LCD tv's being fased out and LED becoming more popular and affordable
Those "LED" sets are still LCD. The difference is they use LEDs for back lights, instead of fluorescent lights.
 

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That would depend on the size of the screen. If one of those huge ones, like you see in some signs etc. then it might be OK. Of course with those LEDs hobbyists use, most of that size is the plastic lens. The actual LED is much smaller.
 

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I can't wait for OLEDs. They're absolutely gorgeous, use VERY little power, and their resolution and colours blow plasmas and LCD/LEDs out of the sky. Yes, we're still a few years away from mainstream sale of large-size(25+ inches) displays at a price most can afford, but when they do come, it will revolutionize television as we know it.

http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2009/01/lg_oled_tv0000.jpg
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2009/01/lg_oled_tv006.jpg
http://www.blogcdn.com/www.engadget.com/media/2009/01/lg_oled_tv008.jpg
:eek::)
 

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Word is that Sony and Toshiba have abandoned OLED, except for LG who will continue the push forward in the coming years.
 

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Greetings

Sony made an announcement earlier in the year about no longer doing oled for the NA market place. Japan was another matter.

11 inches to 13 inches ... big jump that is ... in two years ... :(

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Japan was another matter.
Not surprised, Japan always gets the latest and best stuff. No matter though, eventually it WILL come here. There's no debate, OLED is the future of television displays(that is until holographic displays or whatever else comes along;)), it's only a matter of time.
 

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I remember when they were saying that about SED TV. If we are still around in 2020 I make prediction that you will not see 50"+ OLED TV in mass production for Joe and Jill even then.
 

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Lg has postphoned their 31" OLED TV until 2013.

http://www.presence-pc.com/actualite/LG-OLED-TV-41142/

It is interesting to note that LG just starting their 4.5gen OLED line and have not committed to a 5.5gen line yet. But they state they need an 8gen line to build price competitive TVs. It'll likely get delayed again before 2013. A mainstream 50" OLED is still more than 5 years away (if ever).

And this is what LG announced a year ago. LOL

http://www.techspot.com/news/36788-lg-to-deliver-40-oled-panels-in-2012-will-be-cheaper-than-lcds-in-2016.html

"In addition to announcing that its 15" OELD display will hit Korean shelves in November, LG revealed plans to release 20"-plus OLED panels in 2010, 30"-plus in 2011, and 40"-plus in 2012"


It would be interesting to do a chronology of what all of the OLED manufacturers announced over the years and then compare with reality. The problem is that LCD and plasma are not standing still and in 3 years will be thinner again, use even less energy and cost much less as well. Oh, and IQ will improve as well. OLED is having a hard time trying to hit a moving target.
 

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If you think OLED is "just around the corner" I think you will be severely disappointed. Most manufacturers are abandoning OLED development because the current LCD technology, along with coming improvements, is good enough for the vast majority of buyers. Investing billions of $ in commercializing OLED and building new production lines just makes no sense.

IMO, while OLED will continue to do well in the small screen portable device market, it is as dead as SED for large screen TVs.
 
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