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OLED Smart TV - Introduction

If the LED TV’s are the new kids in the school yard, OLED Smart TV’s are the ones beaming down from space! If you are interested in the absolute cutting edge of the newest technology out there, take a look at the OLED TV. These objects of desire are not for the faint-hearted, or, shall we say, the small-in-pocket. As with all new technologies they are fiendishly expensive at the moment. However, as with all technology, prices will drop over time. If your name is Alan Sugar or you fancy blowing your lottery win on a TV, you MUST take a look at an OLED Smart TV…

What Is An OLED TV?

OLED literally stands for ‘Organic Light Emitting Diode’. Do you remember when you saw your first flat-screen TV, and you thought, “Wow! That’s so neat and slim”. Regular flat-screen TV’s are super-fat heavy-weights compared to the new OLED TV’s. An OLED Smart TV can be as thin as a piece of paper and weigh just a few ounces. Never mind mounting one on the wall, you’ll be able to stick it on with glue!

OLED TV’s could be running on alien technology… However, the easiest way to describe how they work is this: a layer of organic material is placed between a positively and negatively charged plate (top and bottom) which is then sealed by glass front and back. When electricity passes through the two conductors, a bright, electro-luminescent light is produced directly from the organic material. How does that happen? Search me!

The Benefits Of OLED TV’s

An OLED Smart TV is super skinny and super light. However, the real benefits come in response times. Images blaze across the OLED screens with perfect contrast ratio and bright precise colors. Smart TV’s are all about streaming content from the internet, and what better way to see your pay-per-view movie or your catch-up TV program than on a TV screen which generates THE perfect image?

If you do decide to sell the family silver and buy an OLED Smart TV, you’ll get all the features you’d expect from this technology. A Smart TV forms part of your home internet network and plugs straight into your router, either via Ethernet or, in this case wirelessly.

Apps then allow you to view different kinds of content on your TV screen, including YouTube, Facebook and Flickr. Apps libraries allow you to customize your TV viewing experience, and most brands now include a full internet browser, allowing you to surf the web outside of app constraint. All of this is presented on screen through a manufacturers Smart TV portal.


Currently there are limited screen sizes available for OLED Smart TV’s, but as development continues larger sizes should hit the market. Be aware: this is a brand new technology and is still very much ‘in development’. However, from the way things are going, when a reasonably priced OLED Smart TV comes along it has the potential to blow all competition out of the water, with plasma, LED and LCD consigned to the garbage bins of TV history!

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