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article imageDigital Journal TV First Look: Organic LED and the Future of Television

By Chris Hogg     Mar 12, 2008 in Technology
Sony has brought its first Organic LED (OLED) TV to market, and the product is stunning. The picture quality is also unmatched by today's standards. In this episode, we'll show you the 3-mm thin screen poised to one day replace plasmas and LCD TVs.
Digital Journal -- As we reported in early February (see the coverage), Sony is ushering in a new era in television with OLED TV.
OLED is comprised of small pieces of organic material that glow when an electrical current is applied (called electrophosphorescence). When used to create displays, OLED can produce self-luminous screens, meaning they do not require a source of light like LCD or DLP televisions.
Sony's first OLED is the XEL-1, and the picture quality is better than anything we've seen in today's current technology. The screen is 3-mm thin (the thickness of three credit cards); it consumes almost no power (as low as 35w); the picture quality is vivid and sharp; and the contrast ratio is an astounding 1,000,000:1, meaning its black levels are great.
In this episode of Digital Journal TV, we'll give you a first look at Sony's 11-inch XEL-1 and discuss the pros and cons of this emerging TV technology. There is a long list of benefits but we've also found a few setbacks, and we look into just how much Sony plans to invest in the future of television.
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