LG Electronics plans to throw consumers a curve. At the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the company unveiled an OLED television with a curved screen.The five-degree curve is supposed to correct for a phenomenon in human perception in which images seem to “drop off,” or degrade, toward the edges of a flat screen. The curve overcomes that problem, said Tim Alessi, director of new product development at LG. There is no planned launch date for the curved TV, but LG also announced it would be the first to market with an OLED TV, a 55-inch model due in March with a price tag of $12,000. OLED technology demands less power than standard screens and throws off little heat while producing vivid pictures with deep blacks. OLED screens are used now in many smartphones, but it is costly to produce the large panels needed for TVs. Other manufacturers are also working on OLED models, including Samsung, which uses the material extensively in its phones.
CES 2013: LG Showcases Curved-Screen TV
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).