CNET Australia has written that you bloody blokes will be getting your mitts on a shiny new XEL-1 in April, eh? Heh, sorry. But you will, and it will cost between AU$6,000 and AU$8,000. Now that’s a bit of scratch for anyone, especially a poor sap like me in America. I will say though that it is certainly the most beautiful television in the world, especially if you’ve seen the 20+ inchers they show off at trade shows. The eleven inch XEL-1 is hard to find practical, but, is still a beautiful image. At CES they really popped out at you, it was impossible not to watch them. I would assume that watching HD (blu-ray, whatever) on OLED would feel better than a LCD HD experience.
If you have any doubts, look how freaking clear it is when you take a picture of it. Even videotaping it was silkly smooth as evidenced by our CES videos. This thing oozes quality that you cannot deny despite the small screen, plus it is super anorexic in design.
Sony’s OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) TV, the XEL-1, is truly the next big thing in television technology. It boasts a 3 millimeter thin panel and offers unparalleled picture quality with amazing contrast, outstanding brightness, exceptional color reproduction, and a rapid response time. It delivers astounding performance in all the key picture quality categories. OLED technology can completely turn off pixels when reproducing black, resulting in more outstanding dark scene detail and a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1. OLED also creates unmatched color expression and detail and enables rapid response times for smooth and natural reproduction of fast moving images like those found in sports and action movies. The XEL-1 features the latest connectivity options including two HDMI™ inputs, a digital tuner, and a Memory Stick® media slot for viewing high-resolution photos.
First picture courtesy of Shanie Aibo, the coolest girl in the world.