OLED Rapture

A Slate reporter is entranced by OLED.

Skinny TVs

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You can’t be too thin or too rich, they say, and the latest developments in flat panel displays for home TVs illustrate how far things have gotten. At 35mm, Hitachi’s UT Series (top) is billed as the world’s thinnest LCD. Even thinner is Sony’s XEL-1, the new OLED (organic light emitting diode) display.

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Glorious Color: The Aesthetic Impact of CES 2008

It’s more like viewing a transparency through a light box versus the old days of tweaking the rabbit ears to pull in channel 2.