In a week that has seen the UK government sell out its public with the Digital Economy Bill and Apple finally enable iPhone multi-tasking it seems just about anything can happen, including this...
OLED TVs are finally coming to the UK in a larger size. That size may be just 15 inches, but it's still a significant step up from the sole 11in Sony XEL-1 currently on the market. LG is the company doing this with the 'OLED TV' (yep, literal naming taken to a whole new level) which will also be known as the '15EL9500'. Furthermore, specifications for this wiz bang screen tech are predictably off the charts.
- Just 3.2mm thick
- TruMotion 100Hz
- HD ready 720p (1366 x 768 resolution)
- Digital Freeview built in
- USB 2.0 connectivity capable of displaying jpg, mp3 and DivX HD
- 10,000,000 : 1 contrast ratio
- 100Hz motion tracking
- Response time of under 0.1ms
- 40W power consumption
Interestingly 15in OLED sets are seen as a stepping stone to 32in panels, so perhaps this time next year it might be time to start getting a little bit excited...
Update: We've just had official word from LG that it has given a guide price to retailers of £1,500 to £2,000. Most will therefore likely place it around the £1,750 mark. Yes, that's hugely expensive - but compared to the £3,500 the 11in Sony XEL-1 still sells for it does show OLED prices are starting to come down, fast.