LG OLEDW7

LG's OLED W7 is the company's top-of-the-line OLED TV for 2017. The TV (which comes in either 65" or 77") is extremely thin (2.57 mm all the way) and attaches to the wall using magnets. A thin cable on the bottom connects to the sound bar. Other features include a 4K resolution, HDR support (to four different standards), WebOS 3.5 and Dolby Atmos sound.

LG OLEDW7 Photo

The OLEDW7 TVs cost $7,999 for the 65" model and around $30,000 for the 77" model (it is now shipping in Korea only).

LG OLEDE7

The OLEDE7 is LG's mid-range series in its 2017 OLED TV lineup, an update to the OLEDE6 series from 2016. These OLED TVs (55" or 65") feature 4K resolution, HDR support (four different standards), WebOS 3.5, Dolby Atmos sound and an on-glass design.

LG OLEDE7 photo

LG's OLEDE7 TVs are now shipping, $2,499 for the 55" model and $3,499 for the 65" model.

LG OLEDC7

The OLEDC7 is one of LG's basic models in its 2017 OLED TV lineup, an update to the OLEDC6 series from 2016. Interestingly, the C7 uses a flat panel (unlike the curved one in the C6). These OLED TVs (55" or 65") feature 4K resolution, HDR support (four different standards), WebOS 3.5 and Dolby Atmos sound.

LG OLEDC7 photo

LG's OLEDC7 TVs are now shipping globally, the 55" model costs $1,999 while the 65" one costs $2,999.

LG teases its upcoming wallpaper OLED TVs

LG Electronics published the following teaser - calling our attention to its upcoming 2017 OLED TV range:

This is a clear reference to LG's Wallpaper OLED TVs. These TVs will be extremely thin, and the panel itself sticks to the wall using magnets. In May 2015 LG Display demonstrated a prototype - 0.97 mm thick 55" OLED panel that sticks to the wall using magnets. The entire 55" OLED panel weighs only 1.9 Kg.

DSCC sees rapid growth in OLED capacity and shipments from 2016 to 2021

Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) released its new OLED supply, demand and equipment quarterly report, and the company supplied some interesting forecasts from that report.

DSCC sees OLED capacity rising from 7.5 million m2 in 2016 to 40.4 million m2 in 2021 - a CAGR of 52%. In terms of shipments, DSCC sees 389 million panels shipped in 2016, growing to 1.34 billion in 2021. Most of the capacity investment in the near future will be for flexible displays - and so flexible mobile OLED capacity will overtake rigid capacity in early 2018.

Why I ended up buying an OLED TV

A couple of months ago LG sent me an OLED for a review - a 65" OLEDB6 TV. I loved that TV - it looked great, the image quality is terrific and the smart operation system is excellent - here's my full review, posted in November.

LG OLEDB6 55'' (OLED-Info)

When I posted my review, I had to return the TV to LG, and go back to my previous one - a 40" Philips LED TV. After a week or so, I gave up, and bought myself a 55" OLEDB6. Now I'm back with an OLED TV, and this one isn't going back to LG!

Vacuum chamber impurities found to decrease the lifetime of OLED panels

Researchers from Kyushu University discovered that lifetime of OLED displays is compromised during the evaporation production process due to small amounts of impurities in the vacuum chamber.

Vacuum impurities effect on OLEDs (Kyushu)

The researchers examined the production process and found that there are many impurities floating in the vacuum even when the deposition chamber is at room temperature. They found a strong correlation between the time the OLED is placed in the deposition chamber and its lifetime.

VR AMOLED displays - market status

This is a premium OLED-Info article

Virtual Reality (VR) means a near-eye display that completely blocks the real world and replaces it with a simulated display. VR displays have been around for a long time - the first VR head mounted displays (HMD) were introduced in the 1960s, but these devices, and those devices that followed it for 50 years suffered from many problems due to primitive technology.

Oculus Rift consumer photo

Everything seems to have changed in 2012, when Oculus Rift raised $2.5 million on Kickstarter to develop its VR HMD. Less than 2 years later, the company was acquired by Facebook for $2 billion, and the VR market finally emerged. A good VR experience requires a high end display that features fast response time, high resolution, power efficiency, light weight, and more. OLEDs are the perfect choice for VR displays - especially due to the technology's low latency (as opposed to LCD displays, which are notoriously slow).

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