LG Will Release 15-Inch OLED HDTV While Sony Does 3D

LG Will Release 15-Inch OLED HDTV While Sony Does 3D

Range Govindan
Sep 2, 2009

OLED displays are the wave of the future. Even with this economic downturn that we are facing, manufacturers are working hard at providing these elusive screens to consumers. Recently, Samsung announced that they aren't planning on creating large OLED displays yet while Sony jumped on the 3D bandwagon.

Sony has also delayed the release of their upcoming 27" OLED TV. Their own 11-inch OLED isn't price competitive with the new LG ones since it has been two years on the market and costs $2,500. LG will sell their 15-inch OLED HDTV in Korea in November of this year. They will be released in the rest of the world sometime next year. As for now, the price is still unknown. There's even better news: LG is planning on displaying a 40-inch OLED screen in the not too distant future. Sounds promising.

Meanwhile, Sony is planning on releasing a 3D LCD by the end of 2010. For now, this is just a leak from an anonymous source. If it pans out, Sony will announce it later today at the IFA in Berlin. Since Panasonic has also just started working on 3D LCDs, this could mean that Sony could be the first one out with the product.

We've got trouble imagining how 3D LCDs could work. Do you need 3D glasses? TechRadar UK has the answer to that little question:

Sony is opting for "active shutter" 3D technology, which uses glasses with tiny shutters that open and close

These are interesting times for home theaters as new options for displays become available in the coming years. OLED displays are really cool since they don't use much power and they have really nice resolution and colors. It's too bad for plasmas, who have been discarded by most manufacturers.

[via Wall Street Journal, GL Group]

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