Monday, October 1, 2007

Sony OLED TV for Christmas

Oh, Santa!

The 11-inch, 3mm-thick display hits the streets of Japan in december for $1,743.
Sony has announced they are adding a new category to their TV business, launching the "XEL-1," the world's first organic light emitting diode (OLED) TV in December of 2007. OLED, a light-emitting display technology based on electroluminescent organic materials, allows extremely thin design parameters to be achieved. With its low power usage, it is also extremely environmentally friendly. Sony first produced full-color OLED panels in 2004, focused mainly on mobile products. The XEL-1 boasts a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, 960 x 450 resolution and 2 x 1W speakers, with USB, Ethernet and HDMI inputs. An 11-inch model will be available in Japan on December 1 for an MSRP of around $1,750.