LG bills its OLED screens as “The Ultimate Display” and Don Baine takes a look to see if the claim holds up.
LG’s OLED TVs are stunning on so many levels – the slimness of the screen, the thinness of the bezel, the curved screen with 3D, the blackness of the blacks, brightness of the colours and finally the price. At $12,000 for a 55″ screen, it’s not cheap, but it is the ultimate display.
If you’ve got the cash, you can pre-order now with availability expected in the US from mid-March.
Interview by Don Baine, the Gadget Professor.
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You may have seen the news and pictures floating around the internet the past few days of the LG 55 inch OLED TV that they plan to show at CES. Now some more information has been released about this ultra-thin beauty. Before you get too excited and start pulling out your wallet, the TV is only a prototype and it will be unveiled at a private, media-only event.
This is the largest OLED TV yet produced. In a blog post to their UK website yesterday LG claimed that, “By incorporating the company’s 4-Color Pixels and Color Refiner features with LG Display’s advanced OLED (organic light-emitting diode) panels, LG OLED TV generates the most natural colors of any TV set at a much lower price point than could have been achieved using the standard manufacturing process.”
LG claims that this TV has been produced at a significantly lower cost than past OLED TV’s. They are also claiming an infinite contrast ratio, the utmost clarity and sharpness, and color capabilities that are “technically impossible with LED and LCD display panels”. They also claim the display is 1,000 times faster than traditional LED and LCD displays. The TV will be unveiled at CES on January 9th at 8pm.
Sony SLT A77
Sony announced some new DSLR cameras today. All three working at 24.3MP and using the APS-C format. Announced as the SLT-A77, SLT-A65 and NEX-7, these new DSLR cameras will contain fixed translucent mirrors, full manual focus and exposure override.
The SLT-A77 is made of a magnesium-alloy that is touted as weatherproof. It can capture in JPG and RAW formats (12 frames a second) – as well as HD AVCHD video in 60p/60i/24p – up to 29 minutes per video.
Other features of the SLT-A77 include 19-point /11 cross AF system, ISO sensitivity, built in GPS for geo-tagging and dual memory card slots for larger photo shoots.
The Sony Alpha A65 also has the 24.2 MP APS-C imaging sensor and shoots at 10 fps. It has a 15 point AF system and three cross sensors. The NEX-7 also has a 24.2 MP APS-C sensor and 921,000-dot tiltable LCD (with 2.3 million dot OLED viewfinder) screen. It has a slimmer case (more like a point-and-shoot with replaceable lenses).
All three will be sold at B&H only at launch. The SLT-A77 starts at $1,399.99. The A65 is at $899.99 and the NEX-7 is at $1,199.