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LG unveil razor-thin TV

January 5th, 2012 by Marc Comments
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.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….