OLED TV makers look to shift out of neutral

Still kinda sad that we’re going to be a long way away from a reasonably priced larger size OLED TV, but the good news is it seems some companies are sticking behind it. Don’t get too excited, but hopefully this results in these units being realistically affordable soon.


But while they’re finding success putting OLED in smartphones, these companies are still trying to figure out how to prove that the desirable properties of OLED–ultrathin displays, brighter, crisper images, and improved energy efficiency–can be produced efficiently on a large scale. The reason they’re extra cautious: the factories needed to stamp out 30- and 40-inch TVs cost at least $1 billion to build and equip. "They need to prove it will scale before making a huge investment," noted Barry Young, managing director of the OLED Association.