After announcing its line-up of 3D monitors, LG is back in news again with the "World's Largest" OLED TV. LG believes this to be an important step towards popularizing large panel OLED TVs by introducing this technology at a lower cost as previously it was restricted to smaller displays due to high cost.
OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diodes) technology self generates light which gives the panels a faster reaction time than conventional LCDs. These environment friendly diodes reduce the power consumption by turning OFF the backlight units, while conventional LCD panels had to keep the units ON. The use of OLEDs in the 55-inch display gives superior image quality due to the response time of the diodes and wider subset of colours than LCDs. The TV would also be featuring a high contrast ratio of 100,000:1. With a structure thinner than a pen, the super slim HDTV would also sport some unique design elements.
LG has reduced the cost of manufacturing the OLED TV by using an Oxide TFT technology which uses oxide in place of Amorphous Silicon, used in Low Temperature Poly Silicon (LTPS) type LCDs. This has reduced the investment levels while improving image quality and performance. Also the use of white OLEDs lower the error rate giving an Ultra Definition picture viewing experience with the help of smaller pixel sizes.
LG had earlier promised about this 55-inch HDTV for mid of 2012 but has planned to reveal it for media and customers at CES 2012 starting January 10.