The prohibitively expensive panels have for long stopped OLED from becoming a viable technology for televisions. But after HD, LED and 3D technologies managed to leave their mark in the television space, the new year will see OLED coming to the primetime party.
The OLED (organic light emitting diode) screen does not require backlighting, resulting in better colours, a high contrast ratio and deep levels of black. Plus, it promises faster refresh rates, an ultra-slim panel and low power consumption. LG and Samsung are both planning to showcase 55-inch OLED television sets at CES 2012.
Apart from OLED, even 4k panels will be introduced. Leaving behind the 1920 x 1080 p resolution found on full HD TVS, the 4k panes will support much sharper images with 3840 x 2160 resolutions. There is a bright possibility that these panels will only be announced and will take its own sweet time to make it to the market. Other television technologies that will continue to evolve is glassless 3D and Smart TVS.