LG to Mass produce OLED Televisions Next Year

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LG has announced that the Korean company will begin to mass produce OLED display panels in 2014. LG is the only manufacturer that has committed to the manufacture of the hard to produce large screens so far, but others are sure to follow if the product attracts a consumer following and proves profitable.

LG's decision to go ahead with OLED television production could finally spur regional rival Samsung to do the same, with competition helping drive down prices.
 

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OLED is awesome -- my only question/issue is:

My galaxy nexus has an OLED - and after 1.5 years of regular use, I can see burned in letters where the keyboard had lots of screen time. Not a huge deal on my phone, very big deal on a 3000+ dollar TV.
 

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OLED is awesome -- my only question/issue is:

My galaxy nexus has an OLED - and after 1.5 years of regular use, I can see burned in letters where the keyboard had lots of screen time. Not a huge deal on my phone, very big deal on a 3000+ dollar TV.

Yea, I have one too and mine has developed horizontal lines all the way down the screen. Not sure if it's just an AMOLED thing but still disconcerting.
 

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I'm in agreement here. Everyone is all hot and bothered by the thought of big screen OLEDs, but will they be any good?

Yes, the black levels are good, but are the colors actually going to be accurate?

Burn-in is a problem, and color shift is a HUGE problem on my old phone. By the time I stopped using it, it was just barely two years old, and the screen's colors have shifted so horribly it's laughable. Color correction can only go so far (and really, how many consumers would have the gear to do it? and how many would bother? and how reliable could automatic correction be?).
 

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I'm in agreement here. Everyone is all hot and bothered by the thought of big screen OLEDs, but will they be any good?

Yes, the black levels are good, but are the colors actually going to be accurate?

Burn-in is a problem, and color shift is a HUGE problem on my old phone. By the time I stopped using it, it was just barely two years old, and the screen's colors have shifted so horribly it's laughable. Color correction can only go so far (and really, how many consumers would have the gear to do it? and how many would bother? and how reliable could automatic correction be?).

I'd say like plasma, LCD, and LED TVs, it'll be best to wait til the 4th or 5th gen. They'll fix those issues as time goes by and consumers fund their R&D by being early adoption suckers.
 

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How long will they last? People are use to replacing their phones every couple of years, but most expect their TV to last longer. Last I heard, OLED had a much shorter lifespan than LED.
 

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For movies/TV, I don't see how burn in will matter. Burn in generally occurs when a single image is constantly displayed on the screen. With the possible exception of the station ID little is likely to be static on a TV. Of course if you're gaming on the TV or browsing the web, reading twitter/FB, then your experience with your phone is more relevant.
 

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I'd say like plasma, LCD, and LED TVs, it'll be best to wait til the 4th or 5th gen. They'll fix those issues as time goes by and consumers fund their R&D by being early adoption suckers.

They are currently on the 7th generation of OLED and the problems haven't been fixed on phones.
 

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will be interesting to see how they sell compared to 4K led sets. I know there are 4K oleds out there for the future, but will 1080p OLED sell well being priced similarly or above 4K sets?
 

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I didn't see anywhere in the article where they mention 1080p. It would be a good way to kill a technology though. "Hey! Buy, our new, more expensive, less marketable product!"
 

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Screw LCD/LED, OLED, AMOLED, Super AMOLED...etc... I want an SED tv screen. Heck, an SED monitor would be better even.
 

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I still think plasma will destroy it in picture quality.

From what I hear, OLED can do perfect black, which plasma is incapable of. So OLED is technically capable of far better picture quality than plasma. Whether we'll see that quality in a mass produced TV is the real question :)
 

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From what I hear, OLED can do perfect black, which plasma is incapable of. So OLED is technically capable of far better picture quality than plasma. Whether we'll see that quality in a mass produced TV is the real question :)

If phones are any indication, they do not do perfect black.

I noticed this all the time with my old Captivate (SAMOLED). Looking at a black screen in the middle of the night I could clearly see the screen compared to the phone border/bezel (a black screen while the screen is on surprisingly happened more often than one would think).

I should take a pic of it someday but that requires some setting up, especially since my Captivate has long been put away, and when I think of it, I'm usually in bed looking at my N4.
 

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From what I hear, OLED can do perfect black, which plasma is incapable of. So OLED is technically capable of far better picture quality than plasma. Whether we'll see that quality in a mass produced TV is the real question :)

Lets assume they can mass produce one, it would only be capable to do it for a year or two max before the display degrades quality.
 
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