Largest OLED TV Panel: 55-inch OLED TV sets world record (Video)
SEOUL, Korea -- LG Display [NYSE: LPL, KRX: 034220], announced that it has developed a 55-inch OLED(Organic Light Emitting Diodes) TV panel - which sets the new world record for the Largest OLED TV panel, according to World Record Academy (www.worldrecordacademy.com).
Photo: LG has announced it'll be showing off the world's largest OLED television at CES 2012 in January. The panel measures 55-inches and is just 5mm thick. All Photos: courtesy LG. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness world record for the Largest TV sculpture was set by Gintaras Karosas who created a sculpture entitled "LNK Infotree" using 2,903 individual television sets, spanning 3,135 sq metres (33,744.85 sq ft) at the Open Air Museum in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest TV audience for a wedding, which occurred on 29 July 1981, during the marriage of HRH Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer (both UK), which was seen by an estimated 750 million people in 74 countries.
The 55-inch panel is a significant step forward in the popularization of OLED TVs and demonstrates the effective application of AM OLED technology to larger panel sizes at a more cost efficient level.
"Our objective has always been to actively define and lead emerging display technology markets," said Dr. Sang Beom Han, CEO and Executive Vice President of LG Display.
"Although OLED technology is seen as the future of TV display, the technology has been limited to smaller display sizes and by high costs, until now. LG Display's 55-inch OLED TV panel has overcome these barriers."
Superior Image Quality in an Ultra Thin Design LG Display's 55" OLED TV panel produces remarkable image quality with no after image due to its high reaction velocity, as well as high contrast ratio of over 100,000:1 and wider color gamut than that produced by LCD panels.
OLED, a medium that controls pixels is a departure from LCD panels which utilize liquid crystals. The new technology allows light emitting diodes to self-generate light and features a reaction velocity to electric signals over 1000 times faster than liquid crystal.
The environmentally conscious will also appreciate LG Display's 55" OLED TV panel. While light sources in backlight units, like LCD panels, must always be kept on, the OLED panel allows diodes to be turned on or off which enables lower power consumption than conventional LCD panels.
With no need for a special light source, LG Display's 55" OLED TV panel is also able to utilize a simplified structure thinner than that of a pen (5mm), and lighter than LCD panels. The panel's minimalist structure also allows for the realization of unique design elements.