LED predictions coming true at SID 2008, while OLED displays surge forward
LED backlit LCDs are setting clear standards for flat panel display performance, while commercial AMOLED displays bring hope for sustainable product entries, writes Stewart Hough.
SID2008 found a truce of sorts in the decidedly high-tech, macho contest for size supremacy that has been on-going for the last five years between plasma and LCDs. This was much to the chagrin of many surveyed attendees who enjoy the prospect of seeing the latest, biggest display in the world. Last year, 108-inch diagonal Sharp LCDs and 103-inch diagonal Samsung plasma displays won bragging rights. This year saw a shift in display focus from sheer size to higher resolution and improved image performance. Many full high definition televisions (HDTV - 1920 column x 1080 row pixel format) LCDs were exhibited with the latest image processing and display design approaches to make them even more enticing. The largest LCD at the show was an 82-inch full HDTV Samsung LCD.
This article was published in the July/August 2008 issue of LEDs Magazine.
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