First time I ever saw an OLED TV was back in March 2010 when we did a tour of LG factories in South Korea. That was just a 15-inch prototype though but this one that is being shown by LG at CES 2012 is 55-inch big.
LG 55EM9600 OLED TV
That’s what 10 months of engineering R&D can do to TV displays. And we’re talking about OLEDs here.
The most impressive part is that this giant OLED TV is only 4mm thin — less than half the thickness of the iPhone 4S.
Took this picture above of the 15-inch OLED TV in LG Korea (t’was selling for $2,700+ a piece in Europe then). That’s how 4mm thin it looks like.
Of course, this OLED TVs won’t really see wide commercial release anytime soon (although a limited release of these units is said to be sold at $10,000 a pop). OLEDs are still very expensive so maybe it’ll take the next 5 to 10 years for it to become mainstream?