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LG to unveil world’s first 55-inch OLED display at CES

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The Consumer Electronics Show 2012 in Las Vegas is less than two weeks away and LG is the latest company to preview what they’ll have on show at the event.

This week LG announced it will be displaying a 55-inch OLED (organic light emitting diode) – the world’s largest display of this type.

OLED generates its own light when a current passes through it so there is no need for a separate backlight. The result for LG is a panel that’s only 5mm thick.  

Another benefit of OLED is that is uses even less power than an LED panel.

OLED has been around for a few years now but what has held it back wad the cost.

In 2008 Sony introduced an 11-inch OLED display which was same price, at that time, of a 50-inch plasma.

The LG 55-inch OLED TV, which will be unveiled at CES in Las Vegas, is just 5mm thick

Improvements in technology and manufacturing have since helped drive down that cost.

LG has not announced the price of their 55-inch OLED panel but there are hopes it will be within reach of regular consumers.

Accdording to the LG press release the OLED display will have a contrast ratio of 100,000:1.

Tech Guide will have a full report about LG’s 55-inch OLED display and all the other announcements from CES when the show kicks off in Las Vegas on January 10.

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