CES 2010 - Up Close With LG's OLED Television


Photos via Jaymi Heimbuch

LG we sure to show off its recently released 15" OLED television at CES. The incredibly thin television drew crowds, but the most common comment I heard from passers-by, other than "geez, that's thin" was, "Those things are expensive." Indeed, priced at about $2,300 and only available in South Korea so far, they aren't for the average Joe. But, they're still eye-catching. Check out more photos after the jump. According to Jason Hartlove, CEO of Nanosys (more to come on the great work this company is doing for low-power displays and lighting), OLED TVs may be more energy efficient than traditional LCDs, but they're not nearly as energy efficient as crystalline LEDs, making LED-backlit LCD televisions a far more efficient, and more affordable, choice for televisions for the foreseeable future.

So while LG is hoping to produce a 32" OLED television by the end of 2011, it'll be an item for early adopters, and not consumers looking for the best deal for energy, price, and picture quality.



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