It sure would be nice if people would stop arguing about stuff that has nothing to do with the actual thread topic.
Now back to the actual topic of the thread;
"Is this the future of television?? LG launch "ultimate display" OLED TV"http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/technol...evision-862142
"Tech launches don't come much glitzier than the bash LG had for its new flagship 55" OLED TV last week.
The no-expenses spared event took place in the billionaires playground of Monte Carlo ahead of this year's Monaco GP with F1 legends Sebastian Vettel and David Coulthard on hand for the occasion, along with film director Jean-Jacques Annaud and model Gemma Sanderson.
Despite it being a time of belt-tightening, such grandstanding was both justified (the set is nothing short of stunning), and in many ways necessary.
Organic Light Emitting Diode technology represents the next battlefield for TV manufacturers after the bloody wars of plasma and LCD claimed big name casualties such as Pioneer, JVC and Phillips.
Like plasma TVs, OLED panels have pixels that are self-illuminating. This has the benefit of eliminating the need for backlighting, something that is required by LED TVs which in turn make them incapable of delivering truly deep blacks.
Not having a backlight unit also means OLED displays can be much slimmer and lighter than anything currently on the market, while also offering much lower power consumption.
Up until this point the only OLED displays that manufacturers have so far released have been squint-inducing 11 and 15 inch affairs, so LG's unveiling of a wall-filling 55" screen set is a significant one.
The TV itself is nothing short of a game-changer. Just 4mm thick, watching some demo footage of Vancouver at night really showed off the screen's insanely precise and vibrant colour range, with a rich level of contrast that wipes the floor with Pioneer's much fabled Kuro plasma range - up until this point my benchmark for TV's.
Better still was how it dealt with fast moving images, offering a level of smoothness you're unlikely to ever get with an LCD.
LG are set open pre-orders next month ahead of a winter release, stealing a march on Korean rival Samsung who also have a similarly sized OLED supposedly waiting in the wings.........................