Sony and Panasonic to announce an OLED partnership next week

By on June 22, 2012 at 10:15 PM.

Sony and Panasonic to announce an OLED partnership next week

OLED TVs Sony Panasonic

Rival Japanese television makers Sony and Panasonic will reportedly announce a new partnership next week to mass produce OLED televisions, according to Reuters. The two companies hope to develop technology that will enable them to make OLED TVs more affordable — current models cost thousands of dollars. OLED panel technology, which Sony pioneered in 2007, provides users with improved picture quality as well as deeper color saturation with high contrast, and it allows vendors to make TVs as slim as 4 millimeters that consume less power than traditional LCD sets. In recent years, the Japanese television industry has lost ground due to increased competition from South Korean rivals LG and Samsung, however by combining their research and development resources, Sony and Panasonic are hoping to regain lost market share. More →

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Samsung to sell ultra-thin $9,000 OLED HDTV in second half of 2012

By on May 10, 2012 at 10:15 PM.

Samsung to sell ultra-thin $9,000 OLED HDTV in second half of 2012

Samsung OLED HDTV

Samsung on Thursday announced plans to launch its new flat-panel OLED TVs during the second half of this year, according to The Washington Post. OLED technology is still new and therefor very expensive. The company’s high-end 55-inch OLED TV will be priced double Samsung’s current offerings, costing more than $9,000 when it launches in South Korea. The technology provides users with improved picture quality and deeper color saturation with high contrast. OLED technology also allows vendors to develop thinner and lighter TVs, and Samsung believes it will take two to three year before it becomes an industry standard. The South Korean electronics giant previously announced that it would showcase its 55-inch OLED HDTV at Berlin’s IFA trade show in late August after first showing it off at CES in January. More →

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Samsung to showcase flagship OLED HDTV at IFA in August

By on April 13, 2012 at 7:05 PM.

Samsung to showcase flagship OLED HDTV at IFA in August

Samsung confirmed on Friday that its 55-inch OLED HDTV will be shown at Berlin’s IFA trade show in late August, according to a report from SlashGear. At the event, the manufacturer will announce the TV’s official launch details alongside a new, premium range of HDTVs. Samsung describes the new televisions as even “more premium” than its OLED models, although that may be in terms of functionality rather than design or display technology. Samsung unveiled its OLED TV at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, however details remain scarce. Both television sets will reportedly support the newest iteration of Samsung AllShare, which will add a 5GB cloud account to its local DLNA-based service, along with a remote login system, in the latter part of 2012. Using a single account login, the feature will allow users to remotely access any of their Samsung devices located anywhere in the world. More →

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