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Tuesday, 31 August 2010 06:54

LG to reveal 31-inch 3D OLED display at IFA 2010

Written by Jon Worrel

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World's thinnest OLED at 2.9mm
Today, Korean manufacturer LG has confirmed it will be showing off the world's thinnest OLED display at the 2010 IFA Consumer Electronics Show in Berlin early next month. According to the press release, the panel will measure 31 inches and will support both 2D and 3D display modes, with 2D mode running at a 600Hz refresh rate.

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Judging by its aesthetic value and ergonomic form factor, the LG prototype 3D OLED display could make for a nice LCD desktop monitor replacement for those with very large wallets. By definition, OLED displays are based upon individually luminescent light emitting diodes which don't require the backlighting associated with LCD displays. As such, this LG prototype 31-inch OLED display measures in at a mere 2.9mm thin. The display technology provides higher brightness levels than LCD and plasma and promises significantly more efficient power consumption. Yet, the biggest drawback to market penetration over the past several years have been the high costs associated with organic LED technology. If LG can successfully ramp up display production throughout 2010 and deliver a wider product showcase by the time CES 2011 rolls around in January, the company could hold a significant marketshare advantage over its rivals in the ultra-thin display segment.

Although the technology is impressive, LG has not officially commented on any retail pricing suggestions for its prototype design. As CNET pointed out, the company's 15-inch EL9500 OLED TV is currently on sale in the US for $2500. Based on this number, it is easy to infer a price value of $5000 or more for the 31-inch 3D OLED prototype. Of course, this remains speculation that has yet to be confirmed, but the ballmark estimate hints that this display is designed for the elite consumer electronics crowd.

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+10 #1 63jax 2010-08-31 07:58
when they will introduce them to pc monitor market?
 
 
+1 #2 AMD 2010-08-31 11:11
"the company's 15-inch EL9500 OLED TV is currently on sale in the US for $2500. Based on this number, it is easy to infer a price value of $5000"

I suspect this is the case. you based your speculation upon diagonal length, while actually area is what matters... I expect the price to be much higher!
 
 
0 #3 BernardP 2010-08-31 12:12
Seems odd that OLED dispay panels are often made in non-standard sizes.

Sony has (had) an 11 inch and 27 inch, Samsung a 31 inch, LG has a 15 and soon 31 inches
 
 
+4 #4 Reavenk 2010-08-31 15:28
600 hertz!?
 
 
0 #5 JWellington 2010-09-01 10:32
I tire of the crappy TN panels;
This monitor seems like it is perfect in all area, and has no shortcomings.....
It seems like it will take decades for the price to come down though. Heck, we are still waiting for SSDs to come down in price.
 

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