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OLED TVs will arrive this year. New displays will be big, bright, fast and thin—but not cheap. (IEEE):

OLED TVs will arrive this year. New displays will be big, bright, fast and thin—but not cheap. (IEEE):

For the past decade, two television display technologies—liquid crystal and plasma—have fought for supremacy, and although the LCD won the battle, it is about to lose the war. A third contender’s star is rising: the organic light-emitting diode, or OLED. The thin, bright, beautiful, low-power OLED has been shining from the occasional cellphone or digital camera for several years now, but manufacturing problems kept its cost too high and its effective lifetime too short for consideration in big-screen TV. This year, however, at least four major manufacturers think the time is right to sell 55-inch sets to consumers with cash to spare and an urge to own the latest and greatest gizmo. In a few years, OLED will reign supreme—at least until the next big technology comes along. First, a brief review of the technology. OLEDs are semiconductors made of layers of organic material. ...

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