By David Ponce
We’re used to seeing OLED screens in small-ish electronics. But the technology is moving forward by leaps and bounds, and displays getting ever larger. The nice thing about OLED displays is that they don’t have to be quite as thick as their LCD or plasma counterparts. As a matter of fact, Sony’s been caught showing off these gorgeous screens at the Display Expo 2007. While they were announced as far back as CES, it’s nice to see real life pictures of them. The picture you see up there is of the 3mm thin display, which has a maximum resolution of 1024Ã—600.
The other nice thing about OLED is that you can achieve some incredible specs, like a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio. Yeah, we counted those zeroes, and we do mean a million-to-one. Want to see a picture of a 1,000,000:1 full-HD (1080p, or 1,920Ã—1,080 ), 9mm thin OLED display? A few more details? Keep reading.
While really very cool, the technology is still not ready for full commercialization. The reference article is in Japanese, and all we know we’ve gleaned from a shaky translation. But to make a long story short, it just sounds like they can’t make these cheap enough for market just yet. Which makes you wonder just how expensive these prototypes must be?