OLED TVs – the future centrepiece of your living room
OLED stands for Organic Light-Emitting Diode. It's a screen technology that essentially produces images using a thin layer of semiconductors.
But unlike LED TVs, there is no backlight with an OLED. There is just a rail-thin film that displays beautiful images with deeper blacks and higher contrast ratios.
This week I had a chance to check out the first curved OLED TV for sale in Canada from LG. That's right, the TV is somewhat concave, much like the screen at your local Cineplex movie theatre.
To be honest, a curved TV like this one is best viewed straight-on.
Sure, you could watch something from the edges just as you can peer over someone's shoulder in line to read the newspaper they're holding, but a curved set isn't conducive to that – especially for long periods of time.
It's not cheap – the 55-inch unit is sold at Future Shop and Best Buy for $10,999. That's more than my car is worth.
But some might argue that it's totally worth it.