Panasonic shows off ultra-HD OLED TV

Jan 08, 2013 by Peter Svensson

Panasonic is showing off a prototype TV that combines the two hottest technologies at this year's gadget show in Las Vegas: organic light-emitting diodes and ultrahigh definition.

The president of the company, Kazuhiro Tsuga, showed off the prototype during a keynote speech on Tuesday, the opening day of the International CES. OLED TVs are hard to manufacture, and Tsuga didn't mention any plans for .

Thanks to OLED technology, the 56-inch (142-centimeter) set from Panasonic Corp. is less than half an inch (1.25-centimeter) thick and weighs 27 pounds, about half of what equivalent conventional sets weigh.

The set has four times the resolution of today's high-definition sets. Several other manufacturers are selling LCD sets capable of that resolution, and more have been announced ahead of this year's show.

Explore further: New Samsung, HTC phones coming April 10 in US (Update)

4.7 /5 (3 votes)
add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Sony uses movie studio to press ultra-HD advantage

Jan 08, 2013

Sony Corp. is finally pressing its advantage as a conglomerate that owns both high-tech gadgets and the content that plays on them by being the only electronics maker to offer ultra-HD TVsā€”and a way to ...

LG kicks off CES with 1.4-meter 'ultra-HD' TV (Update 2)

Jan 07, 2013

LG unveiled a 55-inch (1.4-meter) TV that sports "ultrahigh-definition" resolution with four times the sharpness of regular HD television sets, kicking off what is likely to be a mini-obsession with the latest ...

Sony, Panasonic tying up in advanced TV displays

Jun 25, 2012

(AP) — Long-time Japanese rivals Sony Corp. and Panasonic Corp. are working together to develop next-generation TV panels called OLEDs in a reversal of decades of rivalry as they try to catch up with ...

Recommended for you

Panoramas for your tablet

Mar 25, 2015

Most people are familiar with the fictional world of 'Star Trek,' in which the characters can use a holodeck to create and interact with virtual worlds. It is possible to recreate a similar effect in the ...

Bound to please: Book-making machines star at French fair

Mar 23, 2015

Chose a PDF file on the screen and five minutes later a book, printed and bound with a proper cover, spits out. It used to be science fiction, but machines that do this are here now and increasingly grabbing the attention ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.