I was participating in a webcast with LG listening to them talk about HE OLED technology and TV’s made with it. I discussed it a little bit with my husband because I was trying to learn even more and find out what his thoughts on it were.
First let’s start with what OLED is:
"OLED" means organic light-emitting diode, named for the advanced material used in the screen. This carbon-based substance glows at the introduction of electricity, and the light passes through a combination of filters and a color refiner to reproduce spectacular high-definition images. This design also reduces the thickness and the weight of an OLED TV. OLED displays can now be manufactured at larger screen sizes, so it has become a viable home theater display technology for the first time, alongside, LCD and Plasma TVs. The LG OLED TV is both a 3D display and a Smart TV. With lightweight, battery-free glasses, LG Cinema 3D offers theatrical-quality 3D as well as 2D-to-3D conversion, looking even better thanks OLED’s amazing picture. LG’s exclusive 3D World app arrives ready to deliver both free and premium 3D content immediately. The LG OLED TV also taps the internet to provide movies, apps, games and more, with a customizable Home Dashboard interface and a sophisticated Magic Remote.
Are you able to still watch HD and Blu-ray yes. The technology is able to upscale your video quality. It will display Blu-rays in glorious Full HD 1080p, and they will look better than ever thanks to OLED’s superior image rendering technology. Your Streaming devices will work as well, along with any other source component with an HDMI output. (The LG OLED TV offers four HDMI inputs.) But remember that the LG OLED TV is also a Smart TV, capable of wireless internet streaming directly to the television even without an external box.
Second, let’s read a bit about 4K Ultra HD:
4K UHD is a resolution of 3840 × 2160 (8.3 megapixels) and is one of the two resolutions of ultra high definition television, the other being 8K UHD. Both are aimed at consumer televisions. 4K UHD has twice the horizontal and vertical resolution of the 1080p HDTV format, with four times as many pixels overall
My question is, is this going to be the next display war or is there not going to be a war? It wasn’t that long ago when we had to decide if we were going to buy blu-ray or HD movies and my husband and I chose incorrectly. We were buying HD movies and then Blu-ray won the digital war. Luckily many movie companies allowed for trade ins or coupons off for the switch from HD to Blu-ray. Now I’m wondering, I mean the OLED technology sounds amazing and my husband can’t wait to see it in person. I can’t wait either, but I mean when it comes to video quality he’s always been the one who’s able to see a huge difference. 4K Ultra HD is the next step in life-like video quality and the LG OLED TV is capable of playing that video that is 4 times better than what you might see on your HD TV at home. Sony has already announced movies to be made in 4K video over the next year. So will we be replacing all our movies in just a few short years? Or will the technology of the TV’s really be able to upscale our current home movie selection?