LG 31-inch OLED TV

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on September 3rd, 2010

LG’s 31-inch OLED TV has been showing off at IFA 2010. It measures just 2.9mm thin, which is pretty amazing. But that thinness comes at a price.How about £6,000? It is coming in March of next year.

Some features include Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and a contrast ratio that allows it to be viewed from nearly any angle. If you like them thin, then it is money well spent. Everything else in your home will look huge in comparison.

LG to reveal 31-inch OLED panel

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on August 19th, 2010

LG is already the record holder for the largest production OLED model, but they aren’t content with it so next month, they will break their own record and double that size to 31-inches, showing it off on the showfloor of the IFA electronics show in Germany.

Samsung showed off a 31-inch OLED of their own a few years ago, but that one never made it to the market, so if LG’s does, they are the king of OLED panels.

Huawei intros 3G pocket router with OLED display

Posted in Routers by Conner Flynn on June 13th, 2010

Here’s something you don’t see everyday. Britain’s 3 has added a portable 3G router with its own display features. Huawei’s E585 has a monochrome OLED display that shows battery life and connection as well as the amount of data used. There’s also a new web-based setup page with the router and it can be configured for Linux PCs and Macs and Windows.

The E585 will continue charging even while it shares its 3G connection over Wi-Fi with up to five other devices. It also doubles as storage with a microSDHC slot, but we don’t know if this will act as network-attached storage. 3 UK will sell Huawei’s router in July for £50 (or $74) on a pay-as-you-go basis.

Sony develops “rollable” OTFT-driven OLED display

Posted in News by Conner Flynn on May 26th, 2010

One of the benefits of OLED displays are that they can be flexible. Now Sony has a new ultra thin flexible OLED display, just 80µm-thick, which is less than a strand of hair. The OLED display measures 4.1-inches and has a resolution of 432 x 240 pixels and a contrast ratio of under 1,000:1.

They claim that it’s the first OLED panel that can play videos while being rolled up and stretched around a cylinder (like a pencil) with a 4mm radius.

DuPont can print a 50-inch OLED TV in two minutes

Posted in OLED by Conner Flynn on May 17th, 2010

Dupont has announced that it has achieved record performance in printed OLED panels. The company worked with Dainippon Screen to develop a multi-nozzle printer for the new inks.

Using a special printer from Dainippon screen, DuPont can now print a 50 inch OLED-Television in under two minutes! If only we could get it in our hands that fast. We will be waiting for awhile to see this. Testing of the displays shows that the lifetime is about 15 years. Dupont says that the printer works perfectly.

LG Display to triple OLED capacity with huge investment

Posted in LG by Shane McGlaun on April 22nd, 2010

OLED screens are great; they use less power than LCD tech and offer better colors. The catch is that the typical OLED is much more expensive and large screens are not around. The cost reason means that most OLED screens so far are used in the smartphone realm.

LG Display is set to make a huge $225.7 million investment to triple its OLED building capacity. The increased capacity is good for the market because more screen production means lower prices.

iPad 2 already in development, with OLED screen?

Posted in iPad by Conner Flynn on April 19th, 2010

Looks like Apple may have version 2.0 of the iPad in the works already, with sources claiming that development has already begun. And if you believe the rumors, the screen is about to get an OLED makeover.

OLED displays are more vibrant than the LCD panels currently in the iPad, but so far are too expensive to use cost-effectively in anything larger than a mobile phone. However, analysts are predicting that OLED prices will drop eventually, but not until at least 2011. If the iPad 2.0 was to have an OLED screen and be released with Apple’s traditional update schedule, it’s unlikely the prices would drop in time.

GE and Konica Minolta show off World’s first flexible OLED lighting panels in a table lamp

Posted in OLED by Conner Flynn on April 12th, 2010

GE is showing off some lighting application ideas that have a lot of potential at Light + Building 2010 and LightFair 2010. At the shows, the company will be showcasing OLEDs in several configurations, focusing mainly on the flexible and ultra-thin form factor.

The flexible OLED materials can produce an energy efficient white light and have a low-carbon manufacturing footprint. The thinness allows it to be applied to many products. Like the cool desk lamp above for instance.

LG’s 15-inch 15EL9500 OLED TV heads for Europe

Posted in LG by Conner Flynn on February 28th, 2010

We know that you’ve been waiting for LG’s new OLED television, with it’s 3mm-thick display, and you won’t have to wait much longer. It sports a 10,000,000:1 contrast ratio and a 0.001ms response time. It’s sexy on the inside and sexy on the outside.

LG has announced that the 15-inch OLED panel will hit Europe this May and the US in the summer. Those with lots of disposable cash can pick it up for €1,999 (or $2,725). It ain’t cheap, but you already knew that.

LG 15-inch EL9500 OLED TV

Posted in OLED by Conner Flynn on February 14th, 2010

The world’s largest production OLED TV will be headed to the states later this year, according to LG reps at the ISE-2010 LG Electronics show. LG is looking at mid-2010 for availability. How much can you expect to pay for it? How about $2,500? Hope you have some money in the bank.

Apparently the 15-inch EL9500 will be followed with 19 and 20 inch OLEDs. There’s even a 40-inch version that none of us can afford coming in 2012. Just as the Mayans predicted.

Samsung eyes bringing transparent AMOLED screen notebook to market

Posted in Samsung by Shane McGlaun on February 5th, 2010


Nokia has a phone that has a clear screen that was all for looks. I don’t care for being able to see through a screen myself; the feature is more of a gimmick to me. I certainly don’t want to be able to see through the display of my notebook at what is going on behind me.

Samsung showed off a notebook with a transparent AMOLED screen a while back and the notebook was popular enough that reports are now coming in that Samsung plans to bring the notebook to market in the next 12 months. The machine will come with the clear AMOLED screen that will drive the ADD prone to be unproductive.

Mitsubishi shows off gigantic OLED display

Posted in Mitsubishi by Shane McGlaun on January 29th, 2010

I would certainly like some OLED HDTV action in my living room. I would gladly give up my plasma TV that is several years old already for newer tech with a better picture. The bag thing about OLED sets right now is that they are crazy expensive and small.

Mitsubishi has pulled the wraps off a new prototype OLED display that fixes one problem with OLED displays and compounds another. The set fixes the size issue with 149-inches of OLED glory. The price of the screen would make my wallet cry I am sure.

ASUS DR-570 e-reader: 6-inch OLED color screen, 122 hours of battery life

Posted in ebooks by Conner Flynn on January 17th, 2010

Well, this one came from out of nowhere. We haven’t heard much from ASUS in the e-reader market, but according to Times Online’s InGear it’s building a 6-inch color OLED e-reader, which is currently dubbed the DR-570.

The device will play Flash video, has both WiFi and 3G, and if you believe it can last for 122 hours on a single charge under “real world conditions.” Which makes it sound like even they don’t quite believe it. The device should be released by the end of the year.

Nanobrick’s Miyoul Media Frames store photos on individual OLED screens

Posted in Digital Photo Frames by Conner Flynn on January 13th, 2010

Forget regular old Digital Picture Frames. Nanobrick has created 11 media frame models that you can customize with your photos. Each of them has several OLED screens that measure either 3.3-inches or 4.1-inches.

Problem is that each model costs around $100,000. It would be cheaper to make one yourself. If you can afford one maybe you can display pictures of money burning and people getting hit in the nads with baseballs, because that’s how you will feel after your purchase.

Samsung OLED identity card animates your head

Posted in Samsung by Conner Flynn on January 7th, 2010

You’ve seen it in all kinds of sci-fi flicks. The identification card with the moving animated head. Samsung Mobile Display has made it a reality with the Specimen Display Card Prototype.

It looks like a standard ID card until it comes into range of an ISO 14443 RFID card reader. That’s when the magic happens and the OLED display comes to life, showing a 360 degree closeup of the card holder’s head.