LG have unveiled the first 55-inch OLED television – a technology that offers razor-thin screens, sharper colours and faster-moving screens than any previous television.
Organic LED – OLED – is used widely in high-end smartphones such as Samsung’s Galaxy S2, but up until now, manufacturing large screens using the technology has been too expensive.
The set is just 4mm thick and weighs 7.5kg. It will launch at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
The television updates 1,000 times faster than current LED sets.
LG claims to have cracked a new manufacturing process that makes the set far cheaper to produce – although the company has still not said how much the TV will cost.
The set has four colours of pixel, rather than the usual three, which makes for high-contrast, sharp images with realistic colours
The new set has an infinite contrast ratio, and the speed – 1,000 times faster than LED sets – ensures it can show extremely fast-moving scenes without motion blur.
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