Samsung and LG have impressed us with their OLED televisions and their Ultra High Definition (UHD) sets, but in one swift move Panasonic has kicked them out of the limelight by combining the best of both technologies in one 56 inch television.
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During the CES keynote given by Panasonic president Kazuhiro Tsuha, Panasonic announced the "world's first" 56 inch Ultra High Definition television with an OLED panel, made possible by their electronic printing technology. Although we've seen the unparalleled colour, brightness and contrast OLED televisions have to offer, the experience has been confined to trade show floors as currently none of them are present in the market.
OLED was the talk of CES 2012â€”and this year's show tooâ€”but vendors have struggled to manufacture the technology in large numbers. However, Panasonic claims their printing method ensures the process of placing OLED elements on a panel is economical and consistent as they use a "print head" to apply individual red, green and blue materials to the panel's sub-layer.
Combined with the exceptional 3,840-by-2,560 resolution of Ultra High Definition, this endowed OLED television has enough punch to remind the world over Panasonic is an industry leader.