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LG to Unveil the World’s Largest OLED TV Screen at CES 2012

Posted By Timon Singh On December 28, 2011 @ 3:19 pm In green gadgets,Green Lighting,Green Products,green technology,News | 1 Comment

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We love OLED technology here at Inhabitat [1] – for years it has been heralded as the next stage in energy-efficient displays, as OLED screens generate their own light, eliminating the need for backlighting. So far we’ve seen small-scale applications of the technology in everything from laptops to mobile phones [1], however Korean electronic company LG [2] is aiming big with plans to create the world’s largest OLED display unit [3] – a massive 55 inch television.

LG announced that they will unveil the world’s largest OLED TV in just a few weeks at CES 2012 [4] – and they say it will show the brightest, sharpest and biggest images ever seen on a commercial screen. The TV will also show off another benefit of OLED technology – an extremely thin screen. Since OLED sets generate their own light, the panels can be shrunk down to a mere 5mm thin.

Of course, technology this slick doesn’t come cheap. While there is no word on how much the 55-inch screen will cost, a 15-inch OLED screen from LG was priced at $3,000 – just think how much the world’s largest will cost. Unless you are a Saudi sheikh, I think you can cross it off your birthday wish list.

+ LG [2]

Via Gizmodo [3]


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[1] OLED technology here at Inhabitat: http://inhabitat.com/nokia-unveils-oled-phone-you-control-by-bending/

[2] Korean electronic company LG: http://www.lg.com/uk/index.jsp

[3] world’s largest OLED display unit: http://gizmodo.com/5871264/lg-promises-worlds-largest-oled-tv-you-cant-afford-at-ces

[4] CES 2012: http://www.cesweb.org

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