Sony to release 21 inch OLED TV by end of year with Samsung 40 inch to follow


Large OLED TVs will be a reality by the end of the year with a raft more to follow 2010. But one does feel compelled to ask, whats the bleeding point, if a 21inch model costs upward of £5000? I don’t if you’re Garry Gadget, surely for that money, any sane person would buy a 65 inch HD with enough change left over to buy a 22 inch HD LCD.

Seiko Epson Corporation today announced it has developed inkjet technology that allows for the uniform deposition of organic material in the production of large-screen OLED televisions. This marks a big step to resolving the uneven layering that had previously hindered the mass-scale production of large screen TVs.

But it looks like it might be Sony who is the first to release a large-screen OLED TV after demoing a 21 inch model at the Flat Panel Expo in Japan, with Samsung releasing a 31 inch or 40 inch model soon thereafter.

OLED looks to be the future of TV, with wide viewing angles, amazing richness depth and blacks that would make the night look positively luminsecent, but at prices that would make even the most spendthrifty wince it might be a while yet before an OLED panel makes its way into everyones homes.

(Via Akihabara News)

Panasonic aiming for 40" OLED TV by 2010


Panasonic has decided that enough is enough and with Sony and Samsung looking to the future, it’s time to get busy living or get busy dying. To put that in a slightly clearer way, they’re going to start making OLED TVs too.

Pana’s decided, and quite rightly, that OLED is the TV of next Tuesday, so they’re teaming up with fellow Japanese company Sumitomo Chemical to design develop and manufacture a 40″ OLED by 2010, which gives them 18 months and counting to come good on their word. Good luck with that.

It’s excellent news for all fans of OLED tech out there, myself very much included, but, even if they do pull it off, I suspect it’ll still be many more years before someone makes an OLED that anyone can actually afford.

Sony XEL-1 OLED TV available in UK but cheaper to fly to America to get it


So after about a year or waiting, teasing and generally proving that theirs is the best, the Sony XEL-1 razor thin 11″ piece of OLED TV loveliness has finally hit the shops here in the UK.

The 3mm thick panel can be yours for just £3,489. One, two, three, hurray! Thanks Sony. Thanks for charging us in Europe well over the odds for something you can pick up in the States for $2,499 (£1754).

In fact, it would be cheaper to fly to New York City…