They seem to again fail to understand how the display even works and I disagree with the conclusion that the blue is smaller.
The red, green, and blue "sub-pixels" are all just color-filtered white sub-pixels. I suspect the illusion is the white appears bigger because when it's "on" it's at a fuller intensity. If you look at the photos, you can clearly see that more intensity = appearance of bigness.
Originally Posted by 8mile13 TMC NEWSSharp to develop organic EL panel production technology
OSAKA, April 10 -- (Kyodo) _ Sharp Corp. is planning to develop technology for commercial mass production of organic electroluminescence panels for next-generation televisions by March 2016, industry sources said Tuesday.
The struggling electronics manufacturer intends to take advantage of earnings from the technology to help turn around its finances, they said.
On the one hand, this would appear to suggest the future of OLED TV is brighter than before as yet another mfr. has thrown its lot in with it. On the other hand, the idea that a company that may well be bankrupt in 2013, 2014, or 2015 "intends to take advantage of earnings from the technology to help turn its finances" when it won't roll out the technology till 2016 and can't possibly make profits
from it in the first 2-3 years... Well, yeah....
Originally Posted by Rich Peterson
This is one of the better reviews I've seen so I recommend this article.
I agree it contains some slightly valuable information, but the high screen reflectivity bit into news. I'm pretty sure you could read that in AVS in 2012.
It appears they viewed the same exact demo loop most of us have seen fore more than a year and other than taking a closeup photo, learned more or less nothing new -- except that the color might be better. They viewed what seems to be a demo model in a well-lit room.
Don't get me wrong, I'm always eager to read in-the-field reports, but I'm not sure what's exciting to read here given that they have more incorrect information about European release dates and take as credible reports of 100 sales in Korea despite no evidence to back that up (although if you can actually buy one, I do believe competitors have likely bought 100).
Originally Posted by Chronoptimist
Ugh, look at how far apart those red subpixels are - and the fill factor in general seems poor.
This is why I will never buy a display with more than three subpixels per pixel, and why I hope layered TOLED or some other technology for multi-colored pixels becomes a reality.
I'm baffled by the closeups, Chron. The actual fill-factor of the OLED material on this display is 100%. Literally. There is a lot of space between the rows, which is maybe because the top electrodes are there to close the "excitation" of the sub-pixels through the OLED layer? But in terms of the horizontal fill, it actually looks somewhat close to 100% -- depending on intensity. You can clearly see that brighter = "bigger" = fuller. Now, we can quibble over whether the design needs to work this way, but I suspect that's a function of the amorphous pixels of the OLED pixels in the RGBW design. And I suspect the only reason the sharp edges exist is because the color filter is slightly
masked off between sub pixels to create rectangular blocks, denying the 100% horizontal fill, but sharpening the sub-pixel edges.
It does seem like the inter-row spacing is bigger than it probably needs to be but overall my guess is fill factor is very competitor with a TFT-LCD.