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Boland to produce professional 55" OLED Monitor

Boland, a company that provides professional monitors to the broadcast industry, has a flat 55" broadcast OLED in their 2015 catalog.

No idea on pricing, though their 25" OLED broadcast monitor is only $7120 or so:



substantially cheaper than most of Sony's OLEDs, though I think they use a Sony panel.

I would expect the 55" version to be well over $20K if not $30K if they ever produce it, but the real question is whose panels they would be using; I'm pretty sure the only source for 55" flat OLED is LG.

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For the best quality, Litwin points to OLED, and at this year’s NAB Show, Boland unveiled the BVB55OLED, one of the industry’s first 55-inch OLED professional monitors. “A few years ago, CRTs and plasma displays were making a run at hanging around,” he said. “I’m just glad they are gone, although if you run OLEDs at full bright, it does shorten their life.”

http://www.tvtechnology.com/equipmen...e-gamut/276480
http://www.bolandcom.com/PDFs/BC0213...s5.5update.pdf
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Great to see OLED making further inroads in the pro market. No curve, no chrome, no gloss, no "smart" features - it is my dream display in many ways.

It could be a samsung panel too. They have the tech to make them, just not at consumer grade prices. See also their mirror/transparent OLEDs.
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Great to see OLED making further inroads in the pro market. No curve, no chrome, no gloss, no "smart" features - it is my dream display in many ways.

It could be a samsung panel too. They have the tech to make them, just not at consumer grade prices. See also their mirror/transparent OLEDs.
But I don't think Samsung ever produced a flat OLED panel of size - not that they couldn't.
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But I don't think Samsung ever produced a flat OLED panel of size - not that they couldn't.
I was under the impression that the panels were all created flat, and curved later in production, but experts feel free to correct me. Indeed those transparent/mirror ones appear to be flat too.
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1) I'm positive the only 55" OLED in production is from OLED.

2) I'm also positive 100% of OLEDs are produced flat and only later are some curved. That's simply the way it works. Anyone who thinks otherwise simply has no idea how the panels are made.

There's a saying about "everything in moderation". If only it was applied to well, you know...
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1) I'm positive the only 55" OLED in production is from OLED.
I trust you meant LG?
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I trust you meant LG?
Interestingly for a while now LG seems to be synonymous with OLED though nobody here at AVS ever acknowledged that.
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Hi everyone,

My name is Gary, and I work for Boland.

I just wanted to give you all a few facts about the above.

First, yes it's true that we make a 25" OLED that uses the Sony Grade 1 panel. In the string above, Kucharsk mentions the cost is $7120......that's pretty close...full list is actually $6995. It's used by a lot of pros, both for program / preview needs, as well as for post / grading.

Second...again you all got it exactly right :-) We are releasing our BVB55OLED this month. It's true 10 bit, and the black levels are amazing.

If you have any questions, please let me know...

Best,
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Thanks Gary.

Though there isn't any doubt, I assume it's using the world's only-in-production 55-inch panel/module from LG.

There's a saying about "everything in moderation". If only it was applied to well, you know...
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Hi everyone,

My name is Gary, and I work for Boland.

I just wanted to give you all a few facts about the above.

First, yes it's true that we make a 25" OLED that uses the Sony Grade 1 panel. In the string above, Kucharsk mentions the cost is $7120......that's pretty close...full list is actually $6995. It's used by a lot of pros, both for program / preview needs, as well as for post / grading.

Second...again you all got it exactly right :-) We are releasing our BVB55OLED this month. It's true 10 bit, and the black levels are amazing.

If you have any questions, please let me know...

Best,
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Since you offered :
1/ price?

2/ near-black uniformity specification?

3/ approximate date of availability?

Thanks.
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Since you offered :
1/ price?

2/ near-black uniformity specification?

3/ approximate date of availability?

Thanks.
How about adding....
4/ Picture of screen showing 5% and 10% greyscale image.
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How about adding....
4/ Picture of screen showing 5% and 10% greyscale image.
If it's a professional-grade monitor, I don't think you need to be too concerned about that ...
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Recording free OTA TV for 'time shifting' has been here since 1977. Will there be DVR's to do the same when ATSC3 obsoletes existing DVR's??
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