Producing much sharper images than typical liquid crystal display (LCD) panels, the new 55-inch organic light emitting diode (OLED) screen slated to be unveiled by LG in CES 2012 would soon be available to consumers by middle of this year. This was revealed by the company as it prepares for the much awaited consumer electronics trade event in Las Vegas this month.
LG’s move is apparently intended to boost sagging HDTV sales, as research firm Display Search announced that LCD sales figures for 2011 totaled 206 million panels, way below the 211 million units projected sales for the year.
Using it’s proprietary “4-Color Pixels” (red, green, blue, and white) and “Color Refiner” technologies, LG upped the ante in the OLED field as it employed a revolutionary process wherein the OLED panel creates a zone for each pixel on screen, resulting in more accurate and natural-looking images.
Aside from crisper and clearer images, the OLED technology allows manufacturers to create much thinner displays at lower price points than previously available. These factors result in HDTVs with stunning design and impressive specs: the 55-incher model that will be shown in CES has almost invisible bezels, exceptionally thin profile at 4mm., and weighs merely 7.5 kilograms.
Although LG still has not released possible pricing structures for its new panels, it gave assurances that the manufacturing process for their OLED panels is much cheaper than traditional OLED displays.
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