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Displays with Organic Light Emitting Diodes, OLEDs, are the most interesting and promising new display technology in over a decade — possibly ever. In a span of just a few years this new display technology has improved at a very impressive rate, first challenging and now surpassing the performance of the best LCD and Plasma displays. OLEDs are an entirely different and new form of display technology — they are very thin solid state displays that emit coloured light directly, while LCDs use a liquid crystal that regulates light transmission from a separate backlight, Plasmas use an ionised gas with phosphors, and CRTs use an electron beam in a vacuum with phosphors.
The painfully-expensive yet admittedly awesome 55-inch curved OLED TV from Samsung is finally available to the public for $US9,000 — a full $US6,000 less than previously thought. This curving, technological marvel, dubbed the Samsung KN55S9C, is supposed to offer a more “life-like viewing [experience],” which seems to come from the fact that the rounded form gives you an equally decent view from any angle.
As companies like Apple and Samsung are heralding the end of the button, LG is taking its design in a different direction. This new “Classic TV” features a wood-panelled front complete with tuning knobs and buttons to create what LG describes as a “classic Scandinavian-style design that emphasises simplicity, modernity.”
There are some impressive advances within the sleek lines of Samsung’s new TV line up, including the 65-inch Series 8 LED. A quad-core processor helps stream content faster and works alongside Micro Dimming tech to produce more detailed pictures. World-class motion clarity brings sport to life and Samsung’s unique Evolution Kit future-proofs your investment by letting you effectively upgrade your TV. Let’s take a look.
With increasingly stiff competition and the threat of 4K on the horizon, television manufacturers are throwing every idea and accessory into this year’s flagship models. But do bells and whistles make a TV worth nearly three grand? In the case of LG’s new paramount LED, the answer is a strong… maybe.
TCL just announced a new 50-inch Ultra HD LED television for $US1000. Holy wow, that is freaking cheap. Just a few months ago, we were blown away by Seiki’s 50-inch 4K that cost $US1500. How the hell are they making all of these beautiful, high-resolution panels so cheap?
Back at CES, we were floored by Samsung’s crazy/beautiful 55-inch curved OLED television. They were an eyegasm of light-emitting diodes with a subtle but enticing cinematic bend. Secretly, we never thought we’d ever see one in real life since they just reek of CES flashiness that never turns into real-life anything. We were so wrong.