tv images to dazzle the jaded
Turn off the computer every night or let it sleep? Plasma or LCD?
Fortunately, there will be an answer to the last question soon.
There is a new TV in this neighborhood and its pictures are amazing, it makes plasma and LCD look like cave pictures.
The technology, known as organic LEDs (OLED), can brighten the screens of certain phones and music.
The player model has been around for a few years, but Sony is the first company to offer it on a TV screen.
It\'s called XEL-
1. Only the SonyStyle store has it.
The picture of it is so incredible that Sony should include a chin pad.
I did a little testing at a shop that co-operated best buy. I set the XEL-
One next to the state-of-the-
LCD and plasma TV
All video signals are connected to the same video signal for easy comparison-
And recorded the response of shoppers and employees.
Their adjectives for this photo include \"amazing\", \"incredible \"(twice)and \"amazing\" (five times).
They are right. The XEL-
The picture of 1 is so colorful, energetic, colorful, lifelike and high contrast that you can\'t breathe.
Like looking out the window.
The glass is gone.
Disadvantages of advertising name plasma or LCD-
Motion blur, uneven lighting on the panel, not too dark black, not too white White, limited viewing angle, not too real color, bright room, brightness washed off the screen-
Close door effect
This TV has overcome it.
Plasma should provide darker black than the LCD, but OLED is better than both.
Next to the TV, even the black people on the much-admired Pioneer Kuro plasma screen look very dark gray.
Black on Sony oled TV is jet black. Absolute black. Black-hole black —
Kuro is even Black in Japanese. (If you\'re a TV-
Congrats, tech geeks have a feeling of deja vu with you.
All of this does sound exactly the same as the sed TV prototype description shown by Toshiba and Canon a few years ago.
Unfortunately, the same impressive picture technology never came out of the lab. )
Make this thing more droolingIt\'s worth mentioning, XEL-
The screen of 1 is only 3mm thick-shirt-Thick cardboard.
If they were able to make a laptop with such a thin screen, the MacBook Air would look like a suitcase.
Reason: in the OLED screen, each pixel produces its own light;
No heavy backlight is required, such as an LCD display. (
The OLED screens are very thin in the lab and you can roll them up. )
Finally, OLED uses less power than a plasma or LCD display, and if this thing is so amazing, why don\'t everyone rush to buy one?
Because even XEL-
1 is the biggest oled TV you can buy today, only 11-inch screen.
This is not a typo;
It\'s smaller than your laptop screen.
The ad cost $2,500.
Here are a few factors at work.
First of all, OLED screens are still hard to make, and this size is what Sony can reliably make at this early stage.
Second, of course, there was an earlyadopter factor;
Sony can charge so much because of it. Any well-
Early adop who saw this thing in high heels finally desperately wanted one.
If you are tempted, be careful with some fine print.
First of all, it\'s surprising that XEL-
1 is actually not high-definition TV. It accepts hi-
Def signal but it does not show all resolution.
In fact, it is only 960 by 540 pixels;
You need four screens to equal a pixel of 1080 p. def screen.
However, it is shocking: people don\'t complain about how rough the picture is, but marvel at it than hi-
Def plasma or LCD group.
This is partly because pixels are much smaller than 50 pixels. inch behemoth.
You can\'t see a single pixel even if your nose hits the glass.
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This example makes you suspect that the pixel count may not be-all, end-
The TV industry will convince us of all the TV measurements.
Just as the number of pixels has nothing to do with the quality of the photos taken by the digital camera, the perceived sharpness of the TV images may depend more on other factors.
No one will complain about XEL anyway-
Clarity or resolution of 1.
As a \"desktop TV \"(
Sony\'s euphemism for this little thing), the XEL-
1 mounted on a flat table top base.
The screen floats above and is hung by the chrome arm on the right.
The design is neat and self-contained.
It allows the screen to tilt 70 degrees forward or backward.
However, the screen does not rotate on the vertical axis;
If you want to show off to the people next to you, you have to turn off the entire base.
Or not, just take advantage of nearly 90-on-screen-
Angle of view.
The screen will also not fall off the base so you can pause or install it --
Fantasy that happens to almost everyone.
After all, the base is where the power cord and video source are connected.
Its back panel offers coaxial cable input, two HDMI cables, headphones/digital-
Audio output jack and Memory Stick slot (
Play photos of memory cards from Sony camera).
Video input, something that does not simulate input is like a video recorder, but if you spend $2,500 on execution --
Inch TV, you are very likely to graduate from outside the VCR.
Another concern is that, until recently, OLED has been known for its short life span.
However, Sony says XEL-
1 screen is good in 30,000 hours.
This is 8 hours a day for 10 years to watch, or twice through the Lord of the Rings Special Extended Edition DVD boxed set.
There is no way to know exactly how Sony\'s claim will be maintained.
Check out the update here in 2018.
At the same time, the user\'s guide also warned that OLED screens can develop plasmalike burn-
If you leave a static image on the screen for a long time, please enter. The XEL-
1 comes with a very thin layout-
Remote but it\'s not
Lighting, no other equipment under control.
Basically the volume is up/down, input-
Switch and power button.
Their labels light up when the TV is on, and when the TV is off, they disappear on a black surface, which is really cool.
Sony also came with a comedy brochure called the operating instructions.
It is full of funny warnings like \"don\'t turn the TV upside down\", \"Don\'t throw anything at the TV\" and \"Don\'t install the TV where insects may enter \". \"(
Some are physically impossible.
For example, \"Do not place objects on top of the TV\"
Can you be in 3-
Mm razor edge?
Or this: \"adjust the volume so as not to cause trouble to the neighbors.
\"Listen, the only way the Little Horn of this TV is causing trouble to your neighbors is if they try to swallow it. )
But maybe Sony is over.
Protection is understandable;
After all, the XEL-
1 is the first and only one of similar products.
Obviously, with this big price and small size, XEL-
1 will not appear in sports bar and home theater soon.
Instead, think about XEL-
You can buy a concept car.
At the same time, Sony showed a 27-
Inch version, other companies have their own OLED sets in their works.
No, you may not be able to pay $2,500 or $11inch TV today.
But even if you don\'t buy XEL-
1. At least it shows you the end of the plasma.
The LCD era will be a gorgeous era.
A version of the article was published in the International Herald Tribune on May 1, 2008.
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