Released in January 2010, OLED TVs were a major technological advancement in the world of televisions. Standing for Organic Light Emitting Diode, this type of TV contains carbon, a major enhancement on how it operates. The carbon makes it possible for the TV to radiate blue, red and green lights in reaction to electrical currents. The OLED TV features a high contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1. This enables watching of dark scenes as it delivers deep blacks in outstanding dark detail. Additionally, it provides bright whites for a spectacular viewing experience.
There are two main types of OLED TVs: the polymer and the small molecule OLED, which has got a longer lifespan. Today OLED technology is widely being used in the production of televisions. But what is so great about OLED TVs and OLED displays that has made it become a major competition for Flat screen TVs and High Definition TVs? Well, the following review might provide the answer to this…
Key features of the OLED TVs
Fast response time. This is one feature that makes this type of TV preferred by many. Once switched on, it gives a flashing quick response time unlike the current flat display TVs. This is as a result of electric currents passing through the carbon. So, those few seconds of waiting can be avoided. Also, they do not suffer from motion blur or motion lag as do LCD displays
Wide angle of view
The OLED TV offers a wider angle of view compared to the Plasma and LCD TVs. You can view an OLED from a much wider angle compared to an LCD TV or Plasma TV. It features an almost perfect viewing angle, meaning that you can see the images on the TV from the far side angle the same way you would see them while sitting directly in front of it This is useful in case you have several people watching the television. The other types of TVs cannot be viewed from wider angles but instead in a constricted head position, which is the only way that a picture can be properly viewed.
The OLED TV features an ultra-thin design. This usually proves useful when trying to fit the TV in narrow compartments. This also means that it saves on space which can be used for the storage of other electronic components. This feature also makes the TV light and therefore it can be moved more easily.
The OLED technology makes this type of TV more energy efficient.
This form of technology allows the TV to intensify its brightness. This means that it does not require backlighting. Therefore the level of energy consumption in the OLED TV is less compared to other type of televisions. The presence of organic layer in this TV means that it doesn’t require glass, thereby making it brighter than its competitors. Normally, glass-made TV sets tend to absorb light. When applied in portable devices, this technology provides excellent battery power results since the battery lasts longer when used in an OLED screen.
Quality picture and color
OLED TVs boasts of high picture quality. Unlike Flat screen LEDs, it features a higher refresh rate making each frame light up. The adjustable LED TVs normally use technology in creating dark areas. This implies that black levels are dark though they can never be really black. On the other hand, OLED screen may close the areas needed which is normally depended on the scene. Furthermore, OLED TVs boast of infinite contrast ratio, displaying even the smallest details with the highest level of accuracy and clarity. Again, since OLED technology radiates its own light, this TV can create almost any color in the spectrum. This is not the case in other types of TVs which require passing of light through a matrix color LCD to so as to produce the color. On the other hand, the process involved in creating color for the OLED TV’s is much simpler and also more accurate.
The colors delivered by OLED display are also sharper and brighter than those obtained when using LCDs. Nevertheless, LCD display can’t display the deep levels of blackness, thereby making the images look less sharp. However, the OLED technology displays colors as they really are and bring out the lively colors on display. Additionally, the problem of picture degradation in LCD TVs can be eliminated by using OLED TV.
Wider operating temperature range
The OLEDs offer less temperature sensitivity in both low and high temperatures than LCDs with no requirement for heaters or loss in contrast. Also, they turn on immediately and can function in temperature ranges of -55 °C-130 °C. Actually, this is an important feature for most portable products which may be used outdoors in fluctuating environmental conditions. Insensitivity to shock, pressure and vibration are also vital environmental control features.
Considering the high level of technology and the advanced materials used in manufacturing them, the cost of OLED is generally higher compared to LCD and Plasma TVS. Also, this is as a result of the high development costs which makes it difficult to economically produce larger screen sizes. However, on average, a 55 inch Samsung OLED TV would normally cost $9,000.
The future of OLED TVs
We have all witnessed 3D HDTV fade faster and there is a high possibility that LED and Plasma TVs will follow the same trend. There is no doubt that OLED TV Technology is actually the future of HDTV. Judging from the fundamental technological principles, one can clearly agree with that Also, futurists perceive that in two to three years’ time, OLED will have undergone massive developments and will more likely be cheaper than what it is currently. This would imply cheaper televisions, PDAs, mobile phones and other digital gadgets.
It’s pretty obvious that the OLED TV will soon emerge as a mainstay in most homes. Although they are available now, they are still a little bit more expensive, even for smaller models. Sony and Samsung have currently produced decent OLED TV’s, although the screen size is quite small due to the expenses involved in their production. Samsung released a forty inch OLED HDTV, though this particular model isn’t yet for sale. Probably, in the next few years people will be able to purchase a large ones and enjoy them in the comfort of their homes.