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LG confirms world’s largest 55 inch OLED for CES 2012

Posted at 26 December 2011 23:00 CEST by Russ Boswell

LG has been wowing us with a variety of different tech products and consumer electronics over the years, ranging from smartphones all the way to internet connected televisions. Lately, however, LG has been hard-pressed to really make a bang in the world of LCD and HD televisions due to a vastly expanding range of competing devices.

We now have news that LG has confirmed that its latest television advancement is slotted to make its debut at CES 2012 in a couple weeks. The new “55-inch OLED HDTV” would be the “world’s largest OLED television,” proving that LG is attempting to separate itself from the humdrum pack of LCD and LED brands. The company’s “OLED process” (which is the process of layering colors over solid white Organic Light Emitting Diodes) is promising to provide viewers with a much clearer and high definition picture as well as a lower error rate.

The OLED process is not a “new” concept and LG has been perfecting this technology for a while now on smaller screens. This is also not the first time we are hearing about the 55-inch OLED model, as LG made statements and promises about the product prior to today. However, we now know that the technology will for sure make an appearance at LG’s booth during CES 2012.

Upon first glance at the “screenshots” released, the new model is as sleek and stylish as most of its rivals (Samsung) models. Boasting an ultra slim 5mm thick frame, and encased in what appears to be a chrome finish, the look will surely turn heads. Unfortunately, comments online are already honing in on the stability of such a product, chiefly due to the overall thickness of the frame. Many question whether this model will carry any weight and strength to it, or if it will be as fragile as it appears to be. In my own personal opinion, I feel that a slimmer television actually has a smaller chance of sustaining breakage due to falls and drops because it does not carry the same weight that a traditional LCD does. We also need to consider that this “slim” appearance doesn’t mean that the components and casing of the television won’t be of a high and durable quality. Thankfully, we won’t have to wait long to find out, as CES 2012 kicks off in Las Vegas on January 10th.

What are your feelings about the ultra-thin design of LG’s new model? Does OLED really matter to you? Let us know in the comments section below!

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Dartman
MyCE Resident
Posted on: 27 Dec 11 02:35
    Good, most of the LVD sets can't match the black level of the top plasmas, and none of them made now can do as good as a old CRT set so it's about time they brought flat screen up to a very old but totally perfected technology.
    Now the next issue will be making them affordable.
    I'd love a TV with a huge screen and the inky blacks my old Toshiba 34" CRT HDTV has.
    paulw2
    MyCE Senior Member
    Posted on: 27 Dec 11 07:05
      If Sony's attempts with OLED are anything to go buy a 55" set will most likely be about $20K
      Dartman
      MyCE Resident
      Posted on: 27 Dec 11 07:44
        They have come up with some ways to make the panels way cheaper so who knows. 20k wont sell many sets so if they actually want to sell in volume and turn a profit they better have a cheaper way to make them for sure.
        olddancer
        MyCE Senior Member
        Posted on: 27 Dec 11 17:04
          "Many question whether this model will carry any weight and strength to it, or if it will be as fragile as it appears to be. In my own personal opinion, I feel that a slimmer television actually has a smaller chance of sustaining breakage due to falls and drops because it does not carry the same weight that a traditional LCD does. We also need to consider that this “slim” appearance doesn’t mean that the components and casing of the television won’t be of a high and durable quality. "

          You obviously have never shipped a TV via a Courier Service or Major Trucking Company. I've actually had one company try to fold a TV in half! These things had best be shipped in boxes made of 5mm Diamond Plate.

          As for these things actually being put into production, I'm not holding my breath. In 2011 LG was unable to fill Dealers Orders on conventional TVs! I've had product on backorder for 7 months. Seems they are too busy suppling Tablet Screens.

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