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Sony OLED XEL-1 goes wireless, but still small

Sony OLED XEL-1 goes wireless, but still small

When the diminutives Sony OLED XEL-1 hit US stores early this year, it was selling for $2,500. I couldn’t imagine one would spend $227 per inch for an 11-inch screen. Yes, it was the first consumer OLED to hit production, which has a 100k:1 contrast ratio and an extremely thin profile of 3mm but honestly, it wasn’t about the price, it’s just too darn small.

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Sony OLED TV – its .3mm thick, that’s 10 times thinner than the XEL-1

Sony OLED TV – its .3mm thick, that’s 10 times thinner than the XEL-1

If the 11-inch XEL-1 was too thick for you at 3mm for an OLED screen, Sony has a new on up their sleeve that manages to almost be more anorexic than paper. For reference, and average sheet of paper is roughly .1mm thick, so stack three sheets together, push down on it to remove an extraneous space, and then you’ve got yourself the thickness of one of these displays.

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Sony and Panasonic team on big-screen OLED

Sony and Panasonic team on big-screen OLED

Sony and Panasonic have announced a collaboration to develop large panel OLEDs for TV, pushing the low-power technology as a potential replacement for LCD and plasma. The deal will see the two firms work together on next-generation organic EL panels and modules, using printing processes that are more efficient than existing manufacturing techniques. If all goes to plan, meanwhile, Sony and Panasonic's partnership may only be the first step.

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Sony axes OLED TV business

Sony axes OLED TV business

Sony has axed its home OLED TV plans, ceasing production of domestic-focused sets using the organic light-emitting diode technology, and focusing on LCD panels moving forward. The news - coming as both Samsung and LG prepare to unveil OLED HDTVs at CES 2012 this week - is the latest stage in Sony's huge overhaul of its ailing home entertainment business, Yomiuri reports, short-comings of which are expected to contribute to $1.15bn in losses in the most recent financial quarter.

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