LG Display has just announced that it has successfully developed a 55″ OLED panel for HD televisions. At the moment, producing large OLED displays is an ongoing challenge, just like it was the case for LCD displays years ago. The industry bumps into, and eventually overcomes, major manufacturing challenges that hurts the yields (or reject rates) of end products. The higher the reject, and the more expensive it is to produce.
The LG 55″ OLED panel supports a 100,000:1 contrast ratio and can reproduce more colors than LCD displays, LG says. The response-time should also be much higher. As LG puts it: “The new technology allows light emitting diodes to self-generate light and features a reaction velocity to electric signals over 1000 times faster than liquid crystal”. This new panel will be demonstrated at CES in January. Of course, we will be there to bring you the latest consumer electronics news. [LG display]