CES 2010 - Up Close With LG's OLED Television
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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