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HDTV Magazine Articles Archive (June, 2012)

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How Much for an OLED?

By Rodolfo La Maestra • Jun 13 2012, 2:02pm

In this article I addressed the basic differences between LG and Samsung’s 55” OLED panels, which were announced to be released later this year. Before CES 2012 a price range between $8,000 and $10,000 was rumored to be the most likely for both sets. Some said that the OLEDs may be offered for even lower than that, venturing a $5,000 figure taken from a hat while the rabbit was sleeping, which I never thought OLED would be offered for that low price upon introduction in 2012.

Then DisplaySearch declared that they expected the price to be around...


Does Your LCD Image Look the Same from an Angled View? (Part 3) - How the 3M Solution Applies to Your LCD

By Rodolfo La Maestra • Jun 11 2012, 2:55pm

As covered in detail in parts 1 and 2, for years LCD companies have claimed that their sets can be viewed all the way to 170+ degrees. That number would be like viewing the panel all the way to the side, almost parallel to the edge of the TV frame. Have you actually tried to do that with your set? Do you still see the same image quality if any image at all? Is the image still appealing to you, or you rather move back to the center? Try moving gradually from the center passing the 20 degrees angle to the left or right and keep increasing the angle (20 degrees is about what your companion viewer may be seeing if sitting right by your side). This report (Viewing Angles section) covers more detail about the subject.

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