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Sony to launch first OLED TV in December
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Written by Danrok   
Monday, 01 October 2007 11:10

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Sony claims that their new OLED TV will be the world's first commercial TV, of this type. The XEL-1 will go on sale in December, in Japan. The unit will retail at ¥200,000, which is about 1,700 U.S. dollars.

That's a lot of wonga for an 11 inch TV screen.  The big deal is said to be that the XEL-1 has a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1, considerably more than any LCD or plasma TV. 

It also features a 10/100Mbps network port, USB port and HDMI port. So, presumably you could stream video from a computer to the TV, via a LAN. The set also has a built-in digital TV tuner, which works in Japan.

One drawback with OLEDs is their short lifespan, compared to LCD, although it is not know if this issue has been addressed by Sony.

Discuss this, in the forum.

 

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