Paper Thin Televisons

Image529128xWe may be a few years away from watching televison shows on a rollable screen that can be pulled in and out of a cellphone. CBS has a story on "OLED" (organic light emitting devices) technology that displays images across a paper thin film which is already being used on cellphones. Scientists are currently working on bigger screens and better colors for this type of technology, but once they perfect this concept we may be looking at 3-5 years for these rollable TVs to be consumer-ready.


  1. Slacy 16 July, 2006 at 22:56

    The problem with OLED displays is the “half life” of the pixels. The “half life” is the time it takes for them to burn out to half of their original brightness. OLED displays currently have an extremely low half life, especially for the colors that a TV would use. This is exactly the same as the Plasma TV “burn in” issues that people were seeing a decade ago in plasmas, and thats how long its taken for plasmas to increase their half life to be essentially the same as conventional tube-based TVs. OLED’s may hit the market in 3-5 years, but not be ready for full prime-time use for another decade after that.

  2. The Bay Area Is Talking 19 April, 2006 at 12:50

    The Future for T.V.

    I am looking forward to this one, but I try not to watch too much T.V.! Techie Diva has more: We may be a few years away from watching television shows on a rollable screen that can be pulled in…

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