OLED Leads Future Wave of TV

“Bigger, lighter, and sharper” best illustrates the next big revolution in TV industry as some of the world’s top TV vendors led by LG Electronics, Panasonic, Samsung, and Sony came under intense pressure to convince consumers to upgrade their TV sets to the latest in the next wave of home TV entertainment.


“Bigger, lighter, and sharper” best illustrates the next big revolution in TV industry as some of the world’s top TV vendors led by LG Electronics, Panasonic, Samsung, and Sony came under intense pressure to convince consumers to upgrade their TV sets to the latest in the next wave of home TV entertainment.

Unveiled during IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin this year, these future trend-setting TV sets – from the so-called 4K, 3D, Smart, and ultra-high to OLED-based (organic light emitting diode) television – were all geared to prove that these fantasy products are inching closer to reality.

With the arrival of the conveniently-dubbed 4K TV, consumers will soon be watching in televisions that feature four times (3840 by 2160 pixels) more than the current full HD set resolution (1920 by 1080 pixel).

Of course with larger resolution comes wider screen panel needed and higher price for each unit.

Led by Sony’s stunning 84-inch 4K TV called Sony Bravia LCD TV KD-84X9005, the course of this television tech war looks more and more interesting now with the rest of the audio-visual brands one-by-one laying their cards in the table.

LG’s 4K model – its Ultra Definition 3D TV – sets the bar higher with a next-gen TV unit that delivers eight million pixels, thanks to the TV maker’s Triple XD Engine and the Resolution Upscaler Plus. This TV is also packed with a 2.2 Speaker System that is specialised to complement with deep and rich sound the on-screen action for immersive 3D viewing experience.

Flicker-free images and battery-free 3D glasses also provides the viewers with added satisfaction as well as its 3D Depth Control to allow viewers with the ability to customize the 3D experience and 3D Sound Zooming to match the visual action.

Since LG’s offering is equipped with Smart TV, users get to experience a hybrid television and Internet viewing matched with the ability to explore apps and content from LG’s Smart TV ecosystem. This smart set comes with L9 dual-core processor for Google TV-enabled experience.

Another stunner is Panasonic’s latest: the jaw-dropping 145-inch ultra high-definition television system or Super Hi-Vision (7680 by 4320). Now delving into an even higher resolution, its 8K plasma panel is aimed to give an even more realistic viewing experience to its consumers.

Partnering with the Japanese state broadcaster NHK for the development of this next wave of broadcasting system, Panasonic shows that it is inclined to evolve existing broadcasting and other imaging technologies to bring more immersive communication.

OLED-based television also made a big splash in IFA this year. One is the 55-inch HDTV that LG claims is the world’s largest and slimmest. Made with carbon fibre backing and paper-thin 4mm panel (because all connectivity packs are now placed in the base module), the OLED TV from LG called LG 55EM960 is made for high-end users who are looking for a sleek and sophisticated exterior.

For better contrast ratio and less motion blur, LG attribute this to its 4-colour pixel and infinite contrast from self-lighting pixels. The best part of this OLED technology feature is how this 4-colour pixel design renders realistic colours from any viewing angle with the addition of a sub-pixel colour white to the three primaries of Red, Green Blue. It is also a 3G- and Smart TV-enabled.

Samsung’s entry in the OLED technology revolution is a slim and streamlined set tentatively called ES9500. The South Korean manufacturer’s first, this next generation television is also confirmed to use Smart TV features to allow viewers to explore the system’s multimedia, apps and interactive gesture/voice experience.

On track for an end of the year 2012 launch, Samsung’s OLED TV is also not cheap at as yet to be confirmed ballpark price of AUS$8,000.

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