Posted on 19 January 2012
There’s no denying that one of the biggest draws every year during the Consumer Electronics Show are the TVs. This year is no different with TV manufacturers doing their best to out-do each other with mammoth-sized TV sets that ordinary people like you and me can only daydream about.
This year’s biggest TV screen goes to sharp with its super high-vision 85-inch TV. That’s right, a whopping 85-inch TV. Who would need to go to the movie house with a TV like that? The prototype TV, which is not hitting the market anytime soon, is jaw-dropping not only in size but also in resolution at about 16 times the resolution of the your HDTV. Obviously, the problem with the 8K panel is not only in size but in finding content with such resolutions, and as we only know so well there’s nothing like watching low-res shows on high-res TV sets to ruin the effects.
The runner up for big screen TVs this year is LG with its 84-inch TV set. Only an inch away from the biggest set, this one is no less impressive in that it doesn’t just offer 4K resolution (Yes, that’s only half the 8K, but still a lot higher than your HDTV), but is in fact 3D-ready. Now having this TV set at home will now make going to movies 100% unnecessary. Like Sharp’s prototype TV, there’s no telling when the TV set will be available for sale. Not that we’re interested in getting either of the two because they’ll definitely be beyond our price range.
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Posted on 28 December 2011
OLED TVs are still far from being competitive with big screen LCD TVs, mostly due to prohibitive prices. This does not stop LG from betting big time on OLED though, with the company announcing a massive 55-inch OLED TV panel.
The mind-boggling TV screen, which is set to be displayed at the CES 2012, is LGs move to push the TV industry towards its future. As Dr. Sang Beom Han, CEO and Executive Vice President of LG Display, puts it they are here to “actively define and lead emerging display technology markets”. Furthermore, he also issued the following statement about how their OLED TV set is in line with their thrust, “Although OLED technology is seen as the future of TV display, the technology has been limited to smaller display sizes and by high costs, until now. LG Display’s 55-inch OLED TV panel has overcome these barriers.”
This obviously means that we can expect the new OLED TV panel from LG to be reasonably priced, at least compared to past OLED TV panels that made it to the market. That does not mean, however, that you can expect this to come in cheap, especially at such a size. After all, even an LCD TV that big will set you back significantly.
Meanwhile, I guess we’ll just have to wait until the CES 2012 in January to see just how great the picture quality of this humongous panel will be, and more importantly, how much we’ll be expected to pay for one. Oh, and in case OLED doesn’t do it for you, LG has also announced a 72-inch 3D LED TV to be shown at the CES.
LG Logo via CyberTheater