LG 15-inch OLED TV jumps out of the blocks
By Darren Quick
September 1, 2009
Although Sony may have delayed development of larger screen OLED TVs, it seems LG can’t wait to get its 15-inch active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) unit into stores with news it is set be released in Korea even sooner than the previously announced December 2009 to January 2010 timeframe. As well as announcing the TV is due to hit the shelves in Korea next month, LG also released some mouth-watering technical details about the world’s largest consumer OLED TV ahead of its unveiling at the IFA 2009 consumer electric show in Berlin.
One of the first things people notice about OLED TVs is their slim profile, and the LG unit will be no different boasting a panel just 1.7mm thin. It has a 1366x768 pixel resolution and boasts a contrast ratio of 100,000:1. LG has also posted a roadmap of where it plans to take OLED technology over the next couple of years. Starting with small display applications in mobile phones and mobile TVs in 2008, moving on to medium-sized applications in small TVs, laptops and smartphones in this and next year, before larger panels become available for TVs measuring more than 30 inches in 2011.
Anyone who can’t wait that long for some OLED goodness and doesn't mind their TV a little on the small side has the choice of heading to Korea next month, or waiting until LG starts offering the 15-inch TV in other markets sometime in 2010.
There’s no word on what the 15-inch OLED will cost, but here are the technical specs LG has announced so far:
- Resolution (HxV) 1366xRGBx768 Pixel
- Outline Dimension (HxVxT mm) 347.938x210.293x1.70
- Number of colors: 16.7 million
- Luminance (peak/cd/m²) 200/440
- Contrast ratio: >100.000:1
- Color gamut NTSC %: > 87
- Viewing angle: All azimuth angle
- Response time ms: < 0.01
- Interface: LVDS